Eastern Imperial Roman Blown Glass Bottle

Julio Claudian or slightly later Roman free blown aubergine glass bottle with fine white thread wrapped over the entire bulbous body, a long tapered neck and flared mouth. Intact, very thin fabric with crystalline iridescent patina.

ntact, very thin fabric with crystalline iridescent patina.

Julio Claudian or slightly later, 1st Century AD

Height: 15.6 cm. (6 1/8 in.)

#3172

Ex: private European collection, 1980s. Property of Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, acquired on the European market, April 2001.

Comparandum: Von Saldern, Axel,et al; Gläser der Antike : Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer (Hamburg, 1974) p.221-23, nos. 645, 646, 648