Roman Glass Grape Flask

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 12.8 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 3519
Provenance: From the estate of the French art dealer Evrard de Rouvre (1923-1979). Thence in the possession of his daughter Isabelle and her husband Francois van den Broek. Last in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Amber-colored, transparent glass flask with a horizontally, outwards and back again folded rim. The neck is long and cylindrical, constricted at the bottom. This is followed by a hollow, tubular collar that is open to the inside of the vessel. The body is oval, the base flat with a rib. The entire corpus is covered with eleven rows of stylized grapes. During production this part of the flask was blown into form, while the mouth and neck until the hollow rim were free blown. See for the type: “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf”, Hatje Cantz 2001, number 72.