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Overall H (max): 13.6 cm, Diam (max): 5.8 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
In Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003), David Whitehouse published this kuttrolf (a flask with a neck divided into multiple tubes) as a possible example of 19th-century Historismus. Recent research indicates the object is ancient and was made in the 4th century.
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
Fremersdorf, Fritz, Former Collection
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Light bluish green, transparent glass; parison partly inflated in dip-mold, withdrawn, and inflated to full size, pinched, handles applied. Bottle: mid section of body pinched into four vertical tubes separated by diaphragms. Rim folded out, up and in to form horizontal flange; neck short, cylindrical, slightly wider at bottom than at top, with diaphragm at bottom made by folding; body divided into three parts, with small bulbous section at top, long, pinched section in middle, and hemispherical section at bottom; base plain, with low kick; annular pontil mark. Top and bottom sections of body have faint ribs which swirl down from left to right; pinched section has more prominent, criss-cross pattern of ridges. Two similar, opposed handles, with circular cross section, dropped onto uppermost section of body, drawn up and in, and attached to edge of rim, with excess glass drawn up and over.
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 119 (fig. 3);
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 93, #1041; BIB# 58895
Recent Important Acquisitions, 6 (1964) illustrated, p. 158, #8; BIB# AI97744
Der römische Guttrolf (1931) illustrated, pp. 134, 146, abb. 1, 15; BIB# AI86506