Byzantine Golden Glass Flask

GBP 1,275.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine Byzantine flask mould-blown from yellow glass featuring globular body with a concave base. The shoulder narrows slightly to a cylindrical stepped neck with a flat rim. The vessel is enriched with a curved ribbed effect across the body and spiral tooling around the neck. The beautiful iridescence developed over time has created a green tint to the surface.

Date: Circa 6th-8th century AD

Object History

Ex J.L. collection, Surrey, UK. Previously deceased gentleman collection, London, 1970-1999.

Object Condition

Fine condition, some hairline cracks and minor repair across the body and base. Striates and air pockets, formed by trapped air during the manufacturing process, are visible to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:7.1 x H:17.1 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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