Imperial Roman Blown Aubergine Glass Bottle
Free-blown, with fine white thread wrapped over the entire
bulbous body, a long tapered neck and flared mouth. Intact, very thin fabric with crystalline iridescent patina.
Julio Claudian or slightly later, 1st Century AD
Height: 15.6 cm. (6 1/8 in.)
Ex: private European collection, 1980s. Property of Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, acquired on the European market, April 2001.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Von Saldern, Axel,et al; Gläser der Antike : Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer (Hamburg, 1974) p.221-23, nos. 645, 646, 648