Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. An elegant, free-blown pitcher formed from translucent glass of a pale turquoise hue. The vessel is defined by a flat base, a globular body which gradually tapers to a slender neck, a splayed rim, and a thick, applied trail handle of lime-green glass with a pinched top section used as a thumb rest. During the formative process the neck and upper shoulder were pressed downwards towards the main body, thus creating the integral projecting ring around the shoulder. Areas of fiery rainbow-hued iridescence accentuate the turquoise hue atop the slightly rough texture of the body. The compressed design of this vessel makes it one of significant rarity. Size: 2.875" W x 4.625" H (7.3 cm x 11.7 cm).
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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