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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Antiquities| > |Antiquities by Material| > |Glass Antiquities| > AG21025
Roman, Glass Sprinkler Flask, 3rd - 4th Century A.D.
|Glass| |Antiquities|, |Roman,| |Glass| |Sprinkler| |Flask,| |3rd| |-| |4th| |Century| |A.D.|, Dropper bottles, such as this one, were filled with scented oil or perfume. The constriction in the neck made it easy to dispense the expensive contents one drop at a time. The swirled design was created by blowing the body into a ribbed mold, removing the glass from the mold, then blowing it again while twisting the bubble.
AG21025. cf. ROM Glass 282, Isings 104b, Newark Museum 80-82, Oppenländer 493, Superb, complete and intact, spots of internal encrustation, mild weathering and some iridescence, dropper flask, 9.2 cm (3 5/8") high, 6.5 cm (2 1/2") maximum diameter, pale amber glass, slightly lopsided rolled and folded in rim, short funnel mouth, tubular neck with tooled constriction near the bottom, internal washer-like sprinkler diaphragm constriction at base of neck, globular body with spiral mold blown ribs (most visible on the shoulder), slightly convex bottom with pontil mark; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years; $600.00 SALE |PRICE| $540.00











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