16 June 2006
A ROMAN COLOR-BAND MOSAIC GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA EARLY TO MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Assembled from fused canes of opaque white, yellow, pale yellow, pale blue and dark blue, then inflated, the pear-shaped body with a flat base and cylindrical neck, the rim folded out, in and up
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1990s.
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For the type see no. 35, p. 40 in Whitehouse, Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One.
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