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   PA-2874 - Large Ancient Roman Glass Flask - c. 2nd - 3rd century AD


 

Description:

PA-2874:  (144 x 81 mm 5 5/8 x 3 3/16 inches). A pleasingly formed large bluish-green, blown-glass Roman flask.  It has a slightly tapered, domed body with a slender neck and a flared lip with a rolled rim.  Glass of this shape was used to store ointments or cosmetic oils. Beautiful light green glass and very fine silvery surface patina with some interior earthen deposits with areas of intense blue, green, silver and magenta iridescence excellent condition.  Exceptional size and unusual shape quite scarce!

c.  2nd 3rd century AD

Provenance: Roman Middle East, from a museum (accession numbers on base);

New York City Private Collection, Sotheby's 1993.

The survival of this fragile glass seems nearly miraculous. Occasionally examples where the glass has reacted to burial exhibit a shimmering iridescence that has long captivated the imagination of the most ardent collectors and artists.

Inventory Number: PA-2874

Dealer  

Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD
Origin: Ancient Roman
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 144 x 81 mm 5 5/8 x 3 3/16 inches
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Web-site: http://www.cepuckett.com
Price: SOLD
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