A Roman glass juglet with a folded base, blown in clear pale blue to turquoise glass, with a folded handle in turquoise glass. The underside of the outsplayed lip is decorated with lines of trail. There is also a single thread of trail around the center of the neck.
Literature and parallels:
Véronique Arveiller-Dulong - Marie-Dominique Nenna, Les verres antiques du Musée du Louvre, II: Vaisselle et contenants du Ier siècle au début du VIIe siècle après J.-C. (Paris, Musée du Louvre Éditions, 2005), p. 384, no. 128;
Nina Kunina - Ferdinand Kuziumov, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection (St. Petersburg, The State Hermitage - Ars Publishers, 1997), p. 215, no. 189.
Compare also Christopher S. Lightfoot, The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017), p. 149, cat. 165.
Charles Ede Ltd, Roman Glass, IX (London, 1983), no. 24.
Circa 3rd-4th century C.E.
Height 10.7 cm.
Charles Ede Ltd., London, acquired from T.K.N. Keswick, 3 June 1983, lot 508; thereafter collection of Tony Eastgate, London, acquired from the above on 13 September 1983; thence by descent; once again with Charles Ede in 2019.
Intact, two minor losses to trailing as shown.