Victorian ink bottle

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Object: Victorian ink bottle

Material: Turquoise glass.

Period: 19th century.
Victorian Age.
The bottles was attributed to the Roman period when in the Dayan collection. We are not convinced of that, however, a slightly earlier date of manufacturing than stated above is possible.

Description:    The bottle consists of a cylindrical body and a tapering shoulder. The short neck ends in a round lip. A double rim around the body decorates it at the top and bottom.

Dimensions: 7.7cm height, 4.8cm diameter.

Condition: Perfect condition. The nice turquoise glass is covered by a delicate iridescent patina.

Provenance: Acquired by us on the US art market in 2022. Previously in the US-American Chanin family collection. Acquired for the collection by Marcy Chanin in 1971 from the Israeli Moshe Dayan Collection. Probably found at the Levant.
Moshe Dayan was a famous Israeli politician and military leader. Dayan served as Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces between 1953 and 1958, personally commanded the Israeli forces fighting in the Sinai during the 1956 Suez Crisis and later as Defense Minister.

References: When attributing the bottle to the Roman period, the previous owner Moshe Dayan was probably thinking of a specimen like in D. Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One, p. 199, nos. 347 and 348. As mentioned, we suspect a more modern origin.

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