ROMAN GLASS FLASK WITH STYLIZED GRAPE PATTERN, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

$4,000.00

Culture: Roman
Date: 3rd Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with iridescent highlights on sections of the flask.
Provenance: Ex- Early European private collection, 1960s.
Dimensions: H. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.)
Ref No.  RO1333
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Description

Of pale blue colored glass, the mold-blown bulbous body reproduces the texture of a cluster of grapes.

The tall cylindrical neck has a slightly flared in-folded rim and is pushed-in at the shoulders creating a collared rim between itself and the body of the vessel.

Compare Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot, 2007, no. 243, p. 105; Early Imperial Roman Glass at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, Fleming 1996b, fig. 3c; Historic Glass from the Collections in North West England (Merseyside County Museums), 1979, nos. A23-A24, p.13; Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, Auth, 1976, no. 72, p. 73; The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London 1979, lots 76-77, p.55, The Toledo Museum of Art, Roman Mold-blown Glass, E.M. Stern, 1995, nos. 120-8, pp. 191-5; Les Verres Antiques du Musee du Louvre, II. Vaisselle et contenants du ler siecle au debut du VIIe siecle apres J.C., Arveiller-Dulong and Nenna, 2005, nos. 1074-6, pp. 397-8; Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Museum, N. Kunina, 1997, nos. 149-51, p. 281