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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.267
Not on view
Translucent dark cobalt blue.
Rim folded out, down, round, and in; cylindrical neck; conical body with convex side; kick in bottom, with traces of large circular pontil mark.
Complete but cracks in body; some bubbles, elongated in neck; dulling, faint iridescence, and limy yellow, enamel-like weathering.
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.
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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