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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
first half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.271
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue.
Outsplayed rim, with fire-rounded lip; cylindrical neck, with horizontal tooled indent around base; piriform body; flat bottom, slightly concave at center.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; patches of dulling, creamy weathering, and iridescence.
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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