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ROMAN GLASS SPRINKLER BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 7, 2021

SPRINKLER BOTTLE of Hans van Rossum

Date: 3rd century A.D. | Eastern Mediterranean Size:↑13.2 cm | ø 8.2 cm | Weight 96 g

 

Technique: Pattern-blown, neck and rim free blown; tooled, handles applied

Classification: Kisa 1908: Band II nr. 10, p. 317 for the type of the handles

Condition: Intact, some slight weathering

Description: Transparent bluish-green glass, globular body, indented base, pontil mark. Cylindrical neck with flaring rim, turned in. At meeting point of shoulder and neck an inner diaphragm to make a sprinkler of the bottle. Mold-blown, body decorated with swirling ribs curving from upper left to lower right. Two handles applied on the shoulder, drawn up and attached to the edge of the rim, folded up to make a thumb-rest and reattached to the upper part of the rim, rest of glass coil folded backwards.

Provenance: Ex private  collection USA, acquired during the late 1970s

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011 (front) Museumtijdschrift no. 4, June – July 2011, p. 28 Sotheby’s New York, auction 31 May 1997 lot 17

Exhibited:Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, exp. no. 154 29 April – 28 August 2011Museum Simon van Gijn Dordrecht, February 2004

References: Arte Primitivo, auction Classical and Asian Antiquities, January 2003 lot 254 The Barakat Gallery, a Catalogue of the Collection 1984 no. G102, p. 116

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