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PATTERN-BLOWN DROPPER FLASK

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 23, 2017

PATTERN-BLOWN DROPPER FLASK of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

Nico F. Bijnsdorp collection

Late 3rd – 4th century AD. Eastern Mediterranean.

H= 9.2 cm. D max= 6.9 cm. D rim= 5.8 cm. Weight 55 gr.

Condition: Intact. Brilliant multi-colored iridescence.

Technique: Body pattern-blown, neck and mouth free blown.

Description: Transparent yellowish green glass. The spherical body on a flattened concave base with pontil mark. Tall  cylindrical neck with constriction and inner diaphragm at its bottom, slightly tapering to a broad flange rim, outsplayed horizontally, turned up and in and flattened. Wall decorated with expanded mold-blown swirling ribs, descending from upper left shoulder to lower right bottom.

Published: Groen & Rossum 2011, Romeins Glas uit Particulier Bezit, p. 77 and 82. Arte Primitivo 24 January 2003, No. 232.

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas uit Particulier Bezit, 29 April – 28 August 2011, No. 157.

References: Whitehouse 2001, Corning Museum, No. 621. Saldern 1974, Oppenländer Collection, No. 495. Stern 2001, Ernesto Wolf Collection, No. 140.

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