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Glass perfume bottle

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; blown
H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); width 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); diameter of rim 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue.
Thin, everted rim; cylindrical neck, with tooled indent around base; narrow, horizontal shoulder, with rounded edge and vertical band below; carinated body, with side to long, upper body tapering downward and lower side curving in sharply; almost flat bottom, with slight, off-center indent.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent whitish weathering, with soil encrustation on interior of neck.
Said to be from Moguntiacum (modern Mainz, Germany) (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. IX, 53)

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. pp. 77 n. 4, 116, 138, pl. IX, 53, 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.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 3 Römisches Buntglas in Köln., Bd. 3. p. 40, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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