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Large Ancient Roman Green Glass Oinochoe / Jug - 2nd Century AD Ex. French collection of Monsieur B. Acquired 1960's.

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Seller: artancientltd (9,499) 100%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 291241615822 A beautiful large Roman glass oinochoe or jug, dating to the 2nd 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 glass, sitting upon an applied ring base, the piriform body with a cylindrical neck rising to a collared rim - formed by folding down and in. The applied handle is turned in at the neck and folded back upon itself to great effect. An applied trail further decorates the neck. An exceptional piece of ancient glass. There is no other material that endures the ages so beautifully as glass; it not only survives, but is truly enhanced by the passing of time. Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow lends her name to the word for this effect; iridescence. The subtle shades achieved on this example are particuarly attractive. Height: 8 1/8 inches. Condition: Excellent, unrestored and intact. Without any noticeable cracks. Provenance: Ex. French private collection of Monsieur B., acquired 1960's. The original collection label is still attached to the base, presumably the date of acquisition, reading "27.4.64". Please note that an image of Monsieur B.s collection can be provided to the new purchaser upon request. Compare a smaller and inferior Roman glass jug that sold recently at Christies New York. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Original or Reproduction: Original

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