Ancient Roman Amber Glass Aryballos with Applied Handles

GBP 1,650.00

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Object Description

A very fine ancient Roman aryballos blown from translucent amber coloured glass with two applied handles. The large globular body sits on a flat base, and tapers in at the shoulders to a thin, cylindrical neck with an everted rim. Spiralling ridges decorate the body showing how the molten glass was twisted during the production process, giving a pleasant allure. The handles, drawn and tooled, curve gently from the mid-neck to the upper body, and are adorned with a central groove that runs vertically down the handle. Additional trails, in the form of horizontal loops, has been applied to embellish the flaring rim and the base of the neck, just below the handle.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object History

Ex S.M. collection, London, 1948 – 2000. Then, private collection belonging to the J.L collection.

Object Condition

Excellent condition. Beautiful iridescence visible to the surface along with earthly encrustation.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:7.3 x H:10.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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