11 December 2003
A LARGE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Pale green-blue in color, mold-blown, the tall body square in cross-section, the cylindrical neck with the rim folded out then in, with concentric circles on the slightly concave base and an applied strap handle
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1960s.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For related square bottles see nos. 322-323 in Whitehouse, Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Vol. I.
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The artistic director of The Grange Festival — a month-long staging of opera in the south of England — selects favourite works from Christie’s Classic Week in London