Ancient Roman Yellow Glass Flask with Applied Handle

GBP 2,500.00

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Object Description

A very fine ancient Roman flask mould blown from translucent yellow glass. The globular body sits upon a circular flat base and tapers in at the shoulders to a thin, cylindrical neck with an everted rim. A single applied handle has been attached from the rim to the shoulder. The body of the jar is decorated with a horizontal band of a continuous Vitruvian wave. Above and below, the main register is framed by two horizontal lines and decorative ridges radiating from the neck and the base of the jar. The delicate handle tapers inward in the middle and curves gently from the rim to the upper body. The majority of the surface of the vessel displays traces of iridescence making the appearance of the item even more visually interesting. The aryballlos comes with a modern stand.

Date: Circa 1st Century AD

Object History

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

Object Condition

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

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.4 x H:6 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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