Dropper Flask

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Dropper Flask
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Overall H: 14 cm, Diam (max): 9 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with yellowish green tint; blown, applied. Dropper-flask with pear-shaped body. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip made by folding out, up, and in; neck cylindrical, with folded diaphragm at bottom; wall straight, flaring, then curves down and in at bottom; base concave, with applied foot ring; pontil mark (Diam: 0.8 cm). Applied decoration: below rim, narrow trail wound four and a half times around neck; on body, overall pattern of four "snakes," all different, with long, sinuous bodies and bifid heads, both of which are covered with diagonal notches.
Alouf, Fouad, Source
Conservation and Care of Glass Objects (2006) illustrated, pp. 85, 96; BIB# 96019
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 222-223, pl. 792; BIB# 58895