Ancient Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Ancient Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Item Number: 895


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Period: 1st to 3rd CE
Dimensions: 3 1/2"
Material: Glass
Condition: Excellent. Intact
Region: Roman
Provenance: Acquired by present owner in England from an old English collection
A very interesting piece of mold blown ancient Roman glass. Featuring very impressive deeply molded net-like patterned transparent green glass under a nice patina with some nice iridescence. Folded rim, flaring mouth, short cylindrical neck, globular body Body covered with rows of mold-blown honeycomb pattern. Flat base with pontil mark.

Ref. "Fire and Sand, Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum", Anastassios Anonaras, Yale University Press, 2012, page 84, lot 94, for a very similar piece.