16 June 2006
A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA FIRST HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Cobalt blue in color with an applied opaque white trail wound spirally around the neck and body and tooled into a festoon pattern, marvered and inflated, the spherical body with a cylindrical neck and funnel-shaped mouth, on a flat base
3 9/16 in. (9 cm.) high
French Private Collection, 1980s.
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection see no. 4, p. 60 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.
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