Roman Glass Sprinkler

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 8.8 cm high
Price: 800 Euro
Ref: 3485
Provenance: German collection P.R., acquired between 1970 and 1990.
Condition: Intact
Description: Roman sprinkler with a bulbous corpus blown into shape. The outside is decorated with a zig-zag pattern. The rim is far protruding outwards, the end is rounded. The neck is cylindrical and slightly constricted towards the corpus. Inside, the neck is divided by a folded partition, which only has a small round opening. So the precious liquid, which this glass once held, could be poured out drop by drop. With a beautiful blue-violet iridescence. At the bottom remains of the rib. See for the type: “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf”, Hatje Cantz 2001, numbers 130 to 132.