London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GROUP OF ROMAN MAINLY GREEN GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising an iridescent double balsamarium, the conjoined tubes with zigzag trail below the lip and fine trail around the body, 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high; a double balsamarium, with loop handle, repaired, 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high; a glass sprinkler flask, vertical ribs around the spherical body, wide everted rim, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; a cylindrical bodied jug and round-bodied flask, 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high max.; two beakers, 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high max.; a footed bowl, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam.; two unguentaria, 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high max.; two miniature vessels, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high max.; and fragmentary glass vessels(a lot)
Given to the present owner as a gift by her late stepfather in the early 1980s.
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