Dropper Flask

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Object Name: 
Dropper Flask
Accession Number: 
55.1.90
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.4 cm, Diam (max): 8.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-299
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with yellowish tint, bubbly; blown, with applied decoration. Flask with pear-shaped body; short vertical rim with rounded-off lip and small folded flange immediately below it; neck tapers then straightens before curving inward at bottom, where it is closed off by folded diaphragm with small aperture at center; pear-shaped body curving inward at bottom to flat base; applied ring base, pontil mark. Decoration applied: below rim, narrow trail wound three times around neck; on body, overall pattern of flattened, undulating "snakes" with notched bodies.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 133, #62; BIB# 31831