ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE
COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE
↑ 14.5/9.9 cm | Ø body: 3cm | Ø Mouth 4.5 |
Technique: Blown to a pearshaped form; with flaring mouth and rounded rim; hollow footring attached; concave base with pontil mark; handles drawn up from three-quaters of the body and attached to the rim; basket handle placed at the rim on top of one sidehandle to the opposed, surplus glass folded back.
Description: Tubular to piriform body of light-blue glass; basket handle and foot darker in colour; flaring rim; rounded foot placed unevenly.
Condition: Complete, crack in the funnel mouth; elongated bubbles, silvery and golden iridescense, weathered, some adhering dust.
Remarks: Acording to Whitehouse referring to a similar glass in the Corning Museum, no 741, volume II, ‘an object such as this is unusual in having both the conical foot characteristic of cosmetic flasks and a basket handle that is typical of multipart cosmetic tubes.’ See also Kunina, 1997, no 414, p 335.
Provenance: Syro-Palestinian. From a private dutch collection. First publication.
Reference: Spartz, nr 143, 33.; La Baume, Cologne, I nr D 79; Liepmann nr 130; Sammlung Hentrich, nr 103; Hayes, 1975, pp 82-83; Kunina, 1997, no 414, p 335; Whitehouse, 2001, CMG vol II, p 192, no 741.