Free-blown in purple and clear glass, with vertical marbling, the surface with patches of rainbow-like iridescence. The body is piriform with a thin wheel-cut line towards the top, a short cylindrical neck and out-splayed lip, a small section of which is restored.
M. Lottmann, Paris, France
For a similarly purple marbled flask with a shorter neck compare Anastassios Antonaras, Fire and Sand; Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, 2012) p.211, nos.314
Christie's, London, Fine Antiquities, 13th December 1983, lot 6