Bottle with Handle

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Handle
Accession Number: 
66.1.244
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.2 cm, Diam (max): 29.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
75-199
Web Description: 
Thanks to the discovery of glassblowing, the Romans were able to make large vessels for storing liquids and other perishable goods. They were easy to clean, and when they broke, the glass was recycled.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bemberg, Jurgen von (German, 1909-2007), Source
1966
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish green; handle has black inclusions; body blown in mold, handle applied. Bottle: broad cylindrical body; rim folded out, up, and in to form thick, somewhat irregular flange which slopes down to lip; neck cylindrical, wider at bottom than at top; shoulder flat, with rounded edge; wall tapers slightly, then curves in at bottom; base plain, slightly concave; no pontil mark. Wide strap handle dropped onto shoulder, drawn up, bent sharply in, and attached to upper neck, after which residue of glass was folded over and up; lower part of handle ribbed.
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 30-31; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 30-31; BIB# 135965
Bottle with Handles (adult) (2011)BIB# 131520
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 2.3, row 3, # 4; BIB# 120381
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 184-185, #324; p. 356, #324; BIB# 58895