The J. Paul Getty Museum

Flask

Object Details

Title:

Flask

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Eastern Mediterranean (Place Created)

Date:

1st century A.D.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2003.276

Dimensions:

9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

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Object Description

Free blown ribbon flask of alternating vertical lengths of three canes: two are dark blue encased in colorless glass flanked by translucent white. The third is dark blue encased in colorless glass flanked by strips of alternating blue and yellow (to form green). All three canes begin on opposite sides of the rim and continue down and around to terminate at the same point on the other side of the rim. The canes were assembled and thereafter free blown to achieve the shape.

Provenance
Provenance
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Enrico Caruso, Italian, 1873 - 1921

by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his son, Gert Oppenländer, 1988.

1988 - 2003

Gert Oppenländer (Waiblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
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
Pompeii and the Roman Villa (October 19, 2008 to October 4, 2009)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), May 3 to October 4, 2009
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
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 132, no. 361.