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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Diameter: 1 3/16 × 11/16 in. (3 × 1.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.562
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue; opaque white trails.

Flaring rim, folded over and in, forming uneven mouth; cylindrical neck with horizontal tooling indent around base; slender, piriform body; flat bottom.

Mosaic pattern of a single cane in blue ground mixed with white stripes.

Intact, but two areas of deep pitting with jagged edges; many bubbles, some elongated; dulling, pitting of surface bubbles, iridescence, and greyish weathering.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 814, p. 117, pl. 128.2, Paris.

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