Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An attractive glass vessel presenting an elegant silhouette and beautiful blue-green hues and iridescence. The vessel body is comprised of a near-spherical body on a flat bottom, a tubular neck, and a substantial flat rim. The iridescence is not only colorful - with hues of pink, green, and blue - but also boasts a pearlescent quality. What's more, this piece is in wonderful condition. Size: 4" in diameter x 4.375" H (10.2 cm x 11.1 cm)
This bottle and five other items hammered at Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge Antiquities Auction (May 8, 2013, part of lot 183).
Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA; ex-Bonhams, London, Knightsbridge Antiquities Auction (May 8, 2013, part of lot 183); ex-private United Kingdom collection, acquired between 1955 and 1976 in Lebanon and the Near East
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