ROMAN 100-400 AD. ANCIENT SWIRLED GREEN GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK
A NICE FLUTED GREEN GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK BOTTLE. AN ANCIENT PIECE MADE DURING THE ROMAN IMPERIAL PERIOD BETWEEN THE 100 AND 400 BC. CRAFTED IN GREEN GLASS WITH A RED SPIRAL SWIRL DECORATION.
NOTE: A large part of the ancient glass work repertoire was designed for table use, in particular for carrying and serving water and wine at banquets. Jugs, one of the most frequently used containers, existed in various dimensions (the smaller examples would contain condiments, the largest ones beverages) and shapes: a spherical or more elongated body, a flat or higher, molded base, a trefoil-shaped or circular and elaborate mouth. This example can certainly be dated to the Late Roman period because of the pale, greenish hue of the glass, the simple form of the base, wide mouth, indented rim and especially the presence of the spiraling patterns in low relief which are clearly visible on the body, having appeared as an ornament in glass work from the 4th century onward.
THIS HAVE A HEIGHT OF 5.25 INCHES AND A BASE DIAMETER OF 3 INCHES.
SAINT LOUIS MUSEUM MISSOURI, ASCENSION DATE 1960, Acc No 59.87; T.K. ASIAN ANTIQUITIES GALLERY, WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA; PURCHASED BY JAMES & NANCY MARKELL, VIRGINIA 1980; BY DESCENT TO LAUREN MARKLAND, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.; ACQUIRED IN PALM BEACH, FL. IN MARCH 7, 2020.
NOTE: SIMILAR EXAMPLES ARE IN COLLECTIONS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN LONDON AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF NEW YORK CITY.
IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH LIGHT NATURAL IRIDESCENT, WITH NO CRACKS OR PREVIOUS REPAIRS.
INVENTORY REF: P0000MENV/.1111