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Mint Roman Glass Tear Drop Vial with Blue Iridescence


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1143948
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This attractive piece is a Roman glass tear drop vial that dates circa 1st-2nd century A.D. This piece is approximately 5.25 inches high, and is mint quality with no minute cracks and/or chips. This piece has an extremely thin upper lip which was rounded and folded out, and has a small section on one side that was formed into a small spout. This design allowed a great deal of control in pouring a fine liquid. This piece also has an attractive light blue multi-colored iridescence, which covers a light blue colored glass. This piece also has a transition point where the neck meets the main body of the vessel. For the type see "Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History", by Andrew Oliver, 1980, no. 89. This piece also stands upright, and fits into a custom plexiglas and wooden display stand. Ex: Joel Malter collection, circa 1995. Ex: Private CA. collection. I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: