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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.266
  • Description

    Small bottle.
    Translucent smoky grey.
    Slanting rim, folded out, over, and in, with raised inner lip on one side; cylindrical neck, tapering downwards, tooled in horizontally at base; tall shoulder with convex side, marked off at base by another horizontal tooled indent; squat bulbous body, then sloping in sharply to small, flat bottom.
    Complete, but badly cracked on body and across bottom; few bubbles and blowing striations; small patches of dulling and weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation and whitish weathering on interior.

  • Provenance

    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.

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