Large Ancient Roman Green Glass Oinochoe Jug - 3rd Century AD

A large Roman glass oinochoe or jug, dating to the 3rd to 4th century AD.

Here we see one of the most elegant and refined vessel shapes found in ancient glass. Free blown, of light green-blue colour, sitting upon an outsplayed base, with a cylindrical neck, an applied trail low on the neck and on the underside of the trefoil mouth. The ribbed strap handle pulled up from the shoulders, folded on the underside and over the interior of the rim.

Used for the pouring of water and wine at tables across the Roman world, the oinochoe was a vessel of pure grace, and this piece of Roman glassware is technically and aesthetically of the highest quality. It is extremely unusual to find examples of this size in such superb condition.

 Compare a smaller Roman glass jug that sold in 2012 at Christies New York.

Large Ancient Roman Green Glass Oinochoe Jug - 3rd Century AD. A large Roman glass oinochoe or jug, dating to the 3rd to 4th century AD. Here we see one of the most elegant and refined vessel shapes found in ancient glass. Free blown, of light green-blue colour, sitting upon an outsplayed base, with a cylindrical neck, an applied trail low on the neck and on the underside of the trefoil mouth. The ribbed strap handle pulled up from the shoulders, folded on the underside and over the interior of the rim. Used for the pouring of water and wine at tables across the Roman world, the oinochoe was a vessel of pure grace, and this piece of Roman glassware is technically and aesthetically of the highest quality. It is extremely unusual to find examples of this size in such superb condition.  Compare a smaller Roman glass jug that sold in 2012 at Christies New York.

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