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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Diam.: 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (6 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.105
Not on view
Translucent green.
Lob-sided rim folded out, down, round, and in, and pressed flat around mouth; tall, slanting cylindrical neck, tapering downwards, with slight tooling around base; irregular, low conical body; slight kick in bottom with trace of pontil mark.
Intact; many pinprick and elongated bubbles with some large bubbles in body; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and thick weathering on interior.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. p. 81, pl. X, 63, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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