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Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 9, 2013

Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

A series of mold-blown sprinkler flasks having a closed off dropper mouth were created during the Third and Fourth Centuries. Such vessels exhibit a similarity in shape with a few variations in design. The swirled ribbing of this piece is typical, but the treatment of the mouth is not.  Here the more common funnel-mouth is replaced with a tooled collar, suggesting a later date of manufacture into the Fourth Century.

H: 7.5 cm

Fourth Century

Ref: Antonaras, Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, Anastassios C. Antonaras, 2012 #111

28R Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask 4th century

28R Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask 4th century

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