TWO PERFUME BOTTLES
TWO PERFUME BOTTLES of Hans van Rossum
1st – 2nd century AD | Syro-Palestinian area for the tallest and Italy for the small example.
Size↑10.5 cm | Weight 8 g | L
Size↑15.0 cm | Weight 24 g | R
Technique: Free blown, tooled
Classification: Isings 1957 form 82 A1 | Calvi 1968 group Cγ1
Description: Two bottles of almost colorless and thin glass, small bell-shaped body with hollowed base, long and narrow tubular neck splaying slightly above constriction at the junction with the base for the tallest example. Rim folded outward and inward for the tallest example and unworked or knocked-off for the small example. No pontil-rest.
Condition: Intact with iridescence and some weathering
Remarks: The constriction at the junction with the body is the result of using a hand-held tool, marking the line between neck and blown body.
Provenance: Collection Albert Loncke, Overpelt (B) 1995
Reference: Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass – Vol. I, D. Whitehouse no. 271
Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, S.H. Auth no. 418, inv. no. 50.1689
Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, S.B. Matheson nos. 158, 161 & 162
Les Verres antiques d’Arles, D. Foy nos. 363-365, 371, 373, 375, 386
Ancient Glass Collection, Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikalari A.Ş., Ű. Canav no. 58 & 59