Exquisite Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask with Handles

GBP 2,800.00

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Object Description

A strikingly beautiful Ancient Roman glass pilgrim flask, finely blown in aqua coloured glass. The vessel features a flattened, spherical body, a long cylindrical neck and a flaring mouth. Two handles join the neck to the body, enclosing a decorative trail of same coloured glass on the neck. A very fine trail is applied to the whole outside of the funnel mouth. On the body, shallow ribs descending in a spiral from right to left from shoulder to mid-point down side, then fading below, close to the base. The passing of time has left some delicate iridescence to the glass’ surface.

Date: Circa 3rd- 4th Century AD

Object History

Ex Shlomo Moussieff collection, London 1970-1999.

Object Condition

Extremely fine, a beautiful patina of iridescence covers most of the item. Some earthly encrustations.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:8.5 x H:14 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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