11 June 2003
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Aubergine in color, free-blown with a spherical body and slightly tapering cylindrical neck, with a splayed flaring rim, on a flat base, the body with traces of horizontal wheel-cutting
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) high
Stephen Shalom, New York, 1940s-1950s
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Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., Glasses of Antiquity, no. 52.
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