Sprinkler Flask

Object Details

Title:

Sprinkler Flask

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Eastern Mediterranean (Place created)

Date:

3rd–4th century A.D.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2004.42

Dimensions:

9.5 × 7.5 cm (3 3/4 × 2 15/16 in.)

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Free-blown sprinkler flask of transparent green glass. The body and neck created separately, the rim finished after transfer from the blowpipe to the pointil. Ten vertical ribs formed by successive pinching of the gather atop the realized shape.

Provenance
by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his daughter, Ingrid Reisser, 1988.

1988 - 2004

Ingrid Reisser (Böblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.

Exhibitions
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (November 9, 2005 to July 24, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), November 9, 2005 to August 6, 2006
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (January 11 to April 23, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), January 11 to April 23, 2007
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 236, no. 691.