4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
TWO ROMAN GLASS FLASKS
CIRCA 3RD-5TH CENTURY A.D.
One a grape flask, circa 3rd century A.D., pale green in color, mold-blown, the ovoid body with a stylized pattern of grapes, on a slightly concave base, the long cylindrical neck free-blown, with a collar at the shoulders, the flaring rim folded out then in; and a flask, circa 5th century A.D., pale green in color, free-blown, the piriform body with a pattern of curving lozenges applied and then further inflated, with a flaring mouth and concave base
Grape flask: 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high (2)
Grape Flask: with 10 King David Antiquities, Jerusalem, 1985.
Piriform Flask: The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection of Ancient Glass; Christie's, London, 9 July 1991, lot 46.
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