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A Roman Aubergine Glass Trefoil-Lipped Jug c. 1st Century A.D.


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A sublimely coloured aubergine Roman glass jug circa 1st Century A.D.

Having a bulbous body and cylindrical neck rising to the trefoil mouth of the jug, fused with a delicate decorative branching aubergine handle. In ancient vessels, the trefoil lip allowed for the careful pouring of the contents, and added an additional aesthetic value to the jug.

Mold blown in a three part mold, the mold seams run from base of neck down the body of the jug.

Floral sprays like arrow heads point vertically top to bottom in symmetrical but different designs of ivy and vines.

Mold-blowing developed in the early decades of the first century A.D. as an offshoot of free-blowing. The earliest makers of mold-blown glass probably came from the Syro-Palestinian region, although their wares quickly became popular exports throughout the Roman Empire.

An ancient and timeless piece for any Roman glass collection.

  • Width: 8 cm (3.15″)
  • Height: 13 cm (5.12″)
  • Depth: 8 cm (3.15″)