8 June 2005
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Transparent aubergine in color, free blown, the globular body on a slightly concave base, with a short cylindrical neck and broad horizontal rim-disk, folded out then in
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
Swiss Collection, acquired circa 1970.
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