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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and blown
Dimensions:
2 1/4 × 1 15/16 in. (5.7 × 4.9 cm) Diam. of rim: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.269
Not on view
Translucent turquoise blue.

Fine outsplayed rim; cylindrical neck; squat carinated body; flat bottom.

Intact; dulling and pitting on exterior, creamy, iridescent weathering on interior.

Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
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. 116, 138, pl. VIII, 44, 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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