PATTERN-BLOWN DROPPER FLASK
PATTERN-BLOWN DROPPER FLASK of Nico F. Bijnsdorp
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.