This is what we believe to be a small Roman pale blue twin-handled glass jar dating from the 4th century, c350. An almost identical jar is featured in the book “Histoire de Verre L’Antiquité” by Florence Slitine on page 88. The book is available on Amazon. The jar is in excellent condition for its age. This means, of course, that it shows iridescence and age related wear and tear consistent with some 1700 years of use. The jar has a bulbous body measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim. The jar reaches a maximum diameter of 7.5 cm (3 inches) and is 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) in height. It is decorated with four trailed bands in a deeper blue/green glass and a zig-zag pattern to the base in the same darker glass. It has two handles attached of the same darker glass. There is a tiny shallow chip to the bowl rim. There are no other chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration. The jar shows significant iridescence due to the time it spent underground. It has a collector’s sticker to the base. It is made from soda metal weighing just 62 g. Provenance: With Pars Antiques in 1994 and since then in a private UK collection. Quote stock number: 5311. The item “Small Roman pale blue twin-handled glass jar” is in sale since Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Date-Lined Glass\Pre-1840″. The seller is “theworldismadeofglassltd” and is located in Brislington. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Style: Roman
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Jar
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown