by 1968 - 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.
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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214, Greek and Roman Glass
Quadripartite Kohl Tube
Roman Empire (Place Created)
22.5 × 6 cm (8 7/8 × 2 3/8 in.)
Free-blown kohl tube of translucent blue-green glass. Produced by blowing four separate tubes, each being separated from the blowpipe at its open end and the orifice dimensions enlarged with tongs. All four tubes were joined to one another with molten glass placed at the bottom and pressed in to form a base. After this, a very fine trail of glass was wound around the four tubes from the bottom to the top. Then a large trail of molten glass was doubled back over itself on the four corners of the piece, again from top to bottom. Arching elements were created by attaching and stretching gathers of glass from one tube to another.
Saldern, Axel von, ed. Meisterwerke der Glaskunst aus internationalem Privatbesit, exh. cat. (Düsseldorf: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1968), p. 18, no. 29.
Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 232, no. 681b.