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Ancient Roman Sprinkler Flask

Item Number: 10047
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Circa 3rd - 4th century CE
4" / 10cm
Ancient Glass
Several stress cracks probably dating back to time of manufacture as is normal with these pieces
Roman - Eastern Mediterranean
Acquired by the present owner during his residence in Paris in the 1970's.


A beautiful iridescent Ancient Roman large sprinkler of transparent green glass. Modeling technique: dip mold blown. In-folded flaring rim, funnel mouth, short cylindrical neck, severely constricted at its base creating a diaphragm; squat ovoid body with mold-blown oblique ribbing; concave base. Coil wound around exterior of rim.

Ref. "Fire and Sand, Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum", Anastassios Anonaras, Yale University Press, 2012, pages 92,93, lots 108, 109, for similar pieces.

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