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Lot 4849

Finely Iridescent Feeder Bottle. Roman, 3rd to 4th century AD. Cf. La Baume, Köln, no. 87. Height: 5". Blown from a pale green glass, this bottle has an offset and slightly canted, shallow funnel mouth set upon a long flaring cylinder neck, and a sharply ovoid body. Mid-way on body an upward pointing spout projects. The body is wholly rounded so that the bottle cannot be stood upright. Usual chipping to the spout tip, and a repaired break at mouth with slight loss. Otherwise, the bottle is very fine with exceptional layered, thick iridescence in silvery mauves, plus additional colors ranging from frosted to metallicly bright. A little professional work would make this bottle only better.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.

Realized $472

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