Small Glass Lenticular Flask - LO.942 - For Sale

Small Glass Lenticular Flask - LO.942
Price: $4000.00
The greenish glass flask with lenticular body, short neck and thick tubular rim folded inward, with no base, traces of tooling and pontil mark. Two handles in darker green colour rising from the shoulder and attached above the rim, each with a projection folded outward. Heavy weathering crust and iridescence throughout.The shape of these vessels, already found in ceramic prototypes of the 2nd millennium BC, was especially easy to produce in blown glass, since it could be simply achieved by flattening a globular bubble. These plain flasks usually lack bases and handles and they were probably provided with special carrying cases of leather, straw or cloth to protect them during transport and which could be tied with handles so that the flask could be suspended.

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Barakat Gallery
405 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills
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