Exquisite Roman Glass Flask

GBP 700.00

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Object Description

An exquisite Ancient Roman glass flask of a beautiful light blue colour. This fine vessel features a concave pedestal foot and a short, rounded body leading to a long cylindrical neck. Two applied loop handles extend from the flaring rim to the shoulders. An applied glass trail decoration further enriches the composition, while a mesmerizing iridescent patination covers the surface.

Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts. Ancient Roman glassware includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. The Romans loved glass for its practical as well as decorative uses.

Object Condition

Extremely fine. Earthly encrustations visible on the surface. Stabilised stress cracks to the neck and foot.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565

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