ROMAN GLASS FLASK WITH ZIG ZAG TRAIL, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

$5,500.00

Culture: Roman
Date: 4th Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, small cracks at the rim, with iridescence.
Provenance: Ex- Early private American collection 1970s.
Dimensions: H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Ref No.  RO1154

Description

Free blown, translucent bluish-green, the flattened spherical body, wound with a turquoise unmarvered trail and zig-zag around the body, with a collar-like rim and four turquoise snake like applied handles.

cf. The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection of Ancient Glass, Christie’s London, July 1991, lot 49, p. 28; Ancient Glass formerly the Kofler-Truniger Collection, Christie’s London, March 1985, lot 30; 3000 Jahre Glaskunst von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil, Luzern, 1981, no. 454; Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot, no. 315, pp. 129-9; Ancient Art in Bowdoin College, K/ Herbert 1964, no. 984, p. 186; Les Verres Antiques du Musee du Louvre, II, Vaisselle et contenants du ler siecle au debut du VIIe siecle apres J.C., Arveiller-Duolong et al, 2005, no. 1174, p. 422.