4 June 2015
A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA EARLY TO MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Cast from cane sections of amber and white, forming a marbled patterns of irregular swirls and parallel lines, the piriform body on a flattened base, with a cylindrical neck and a horizontal outsplayed rim, the surface finely polished
2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high
Private Collection, London, early 1980s.
with Gawain McKinley, London.
with Rabi Soleimani, London, acquired from the above, 1988.
Kunst der Antike, Auktion 218, Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 18 December 2013, lot 127.
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For a related cast example, of gold band glass, see no. 611 in D.F. Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass. For examples with similar marbling but free blown, see nos. 611-612, op. cit.
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