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Lot 4859

Very Large Storage Bottle in Green. Roman, c. 4th to 6th century AD. Cf. Newark, fig. 170. The shape has proved to be surprisingly durable, with similar bottles used in the 16th through 18th centuries for holding wine, transporting madeiras, and even used up to recent times for fancy ports and the like. Height: 11-7/8". Large and robust, tise bottle resembles the canteen-like "Pilgrim's flasks." Blown this green glass the vessel has a slightly flared cylinder neck which is constricted at the base, and a globular body that has been flattened into a thick discoid. With a chip at the rim, otherwise this huge bottle is free of the usual age cracks. Hints of subdued multi-hued iridescence, mostly on one side.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.

Realized $1,495

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