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A Roman Double Balsamarium with Applied Handles, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE

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A Roman Double Balsamarium with Applied Handles, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE
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A Roman Double Balsamarium with Applied Handles, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE, ca. 4th century CE:
Medium: Glass
Acquired in Phoenicia (Lebanon), a double green glass flask with glass thread trailed horizontally around the middle of the body. Four fragments of the applied handles remain attached; two on either side of the mouth and two emerging a little way down the body. Smithsonian museum number 299750 applied in black paint to the body.Reference: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975. Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976).Published: McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection of Ancient Roman Glass" (2012) pg 63.

Dimensions: Height 4 1/2 inches (11.5 centimeters)
Reference No: 330

PROVENANCE: Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900’s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 where it was exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011. Exhibited: Workhouse Art Center, Virginia, Glass National 2016, October, 2016- January 2017.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
There is fragile iridescence on the outside and inside, much of the inside is covered with a light layer of iridescence and dirt. Most of both handles have been lost and small sections of the trailed decoration are also missing. Otherwise intact, with museum-quality custom mount.
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A Roman Double Balsamarium with Applied Handles, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE

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A Roman Double Balsamarium with Applied Handles, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE, ca. 4th century CE:
Medium: Glass
Acquired in Phoenicia (Lebanon), a double green glass flask with glass thread trailed horizontally around the middle of the body. Four fragments of the applied handles remain attached; two on either side of the mouth and two emerging a little way down the body. Smithsonian museum number 299750 applied in black paint to the body.Reference: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975. Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976).Published: McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection of Ancient Roman Glass" (2012) pg 63.

Dimensions: Height 4 1/2 inches (11.5 centimeters)
Reference No: 330

PROVENANCE: Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900’s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 where it was exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011. Exhibited: Workhouse Art Center, Virginia, Glass National 2016, October, 2016- January 2017.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
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There is fragile iridescence on the outside and inside, much of the inside is covered with a light layer of iridescence and dirt. Most of both handles have been lost and small sections of the trailed decoration are also missing. Otherwise intact, with museum-quality custom mount.

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