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Sold - Aug 06 UK Pounds - £380
|A rare light blue glass sprinkler vessel with moulded decoration to the body. The body was blown into a two-part mould which has created a pattern of concentric circles separated by raised dots, some of which are grouped in fours to look like berry clusters. The base is moulded with the same pattern. Mould-blown decorated glass was reserved (along with mosaic glass) for valuable contents and commanded a high price in antiquity. The manufacturing process would have been erratic and subject to a high number of failed pieces in the process of making one intact example. Roman, 3rd Century AD Intact. Good external surface and some iridescence to the interior. Size: 7.4 x 3.9 cms Ex. Private collection, New York, USA. Acquired during the 1980's or earlier. Collection number "17" inked on base. For a similar example, compare Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, USA, item 21342/6..|