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Mint Quality Large Roman Glass Flask with Elongated Neck

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1343012
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This mint quality Roman glass flask dates circa 2nd century A.D., and is approximately 7.5 inches high. This flawless piece has no breaks or chips, and is slightly larger than what is normally seen for the type, as it has a tall elongated neck. There is also a folded rim at the top that is also somewhat wider that what is normally seen, and this provided greater control while pouring a liquid. There is also an indented bottom design which allowed this piece to solidly stand upright. In addition, there is a nice multi-colored iridescent patina seen over the light blue-green glass, and this is seen in combination with an additional light blue layer seen in various sections of the outer surfaces of the piece. The overall patina also has has some minute mineral deposits, and some spotty minute root marking. The heavier surface deposits are also seen mainly on one side of the vessel, and this is also a clear indication of a burial pattern which is an excellent indicator of authenticity. Overall, this flawless Roman glass vessel is an excellent example with a beautiful multi-colored iridescent and layered patina. Ex: Joel Malter collection, Los Angeles, CA., circa 1980's. I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: