Date: 1st Century A.D.
Material: Aubergine glass.
Condirion: Intact, excellent, with custom base stand.
Provenence: Ex: American Private collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Measurements: 2.8 inches high (7.1 cms).
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A Sidonian glass with an oval body blown in a bipartite mold. Two small trail handles extend from below the flaring lip towards the shoulders of the flask. The body is decorated with a central band of running vine scroll, with a fluted pattern above and below it. Parts of the body with a silvery-violet iridescence. An exceptional glass, and extremely rare in such condition.
Cf: Oppelander, nos. 413-415, pp. 144-46, Lucerne, no.254, p.78; Smith, no. 75, p. 61; Wolkenberg, no. 90, p. 35; Newark, no. 66, p.70., Constable-Maxwell, no. 101, Eisen, I, p. 225, pl. 54.