Blue Glass Flask with Floral Pattern in Relief

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st half of 1st century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 8.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3316
Provenance: German private collection, acquired on 6 August 1976 at Karl Kreß KG, Munich, lot 248.
Condition: Minor stress cracks, but intact.
Description: Important glass bottle blown into a four-part form. The rim thickened, the neck cylindrical. On the rounded shoulder an encircling tongue decoration, below two raised horizontal ridges. On the corpus a high relief decoration depicting plants, possibly ivy, vines with berries as well as laurel. Below another raised ridge and towards the indented bottom another tongue decoration. The basis with three raised concentric circles, thinning towards the centre. For reference see a resembling bottle in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with accession number 13.198.6.