Biconical Glass Flask with a Wonderful Iridescence

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 13.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3561
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Eugene Elovic, Miami Beach, USA. Thence in the Israeli art market.
Condition: Intact
Description: Free-blown glass flask in a biconical shape with a long neck and a funnel-shaped mouth. The rim is rounded and thickened. The shoulders are slightly curved outwards, the biconical body far protruding. The flask stands on a base ring that has been pulled out of the wall and thickened at the edge. Remains of the rib at the bottom. With beautiful silvery-green shimmering iridescence. Probably from Asia Minor. See for to the type: “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf”, Hatje Cantz 2001, number 102.