Translucent deep purple, appearing black; handle in same color. Outsplayed rounded rim, tooled into downward projecting mouth at front; short concave neck; convex side, tapering slightly downwards; bulge around edge of bottom, which is pushed-in with deep pointed kick at center; delicate curving handle attached to side and back of rim. Intact; iridescent weathering.
Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. V, 26)
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. 138, pl. V, 26, 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.