London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN BLUE MOULD-BLOWN GLASS FLASK
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The octagonal body with central concentric rings on each side, the neck with everted rim and applied pale green twin handles, with flattened rectangular base
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 8hB); acquired from Sheppard and Cooper Ltd, London, December 1978.
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Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 147 and 154, no. 437 for similar.
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