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 green glass. The body is squat and spherical with a wide lip. It is decorated with vertical ribs of pinched glass that have been further pinched to give a serrated appearance. There is light weathering, primarily on the inside.

Provenance
by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988, by inheritance to his daughter, Ingrid Reisser, 1988.

1988 - 2004

Ingrid Reisser, 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.