Large Roman Glass Rectangular Bottle

GBP 1,360.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Ancient Roman mould-blown glass bottle. The vessel features a rectangular body, a short neck and a folded, flaring rim. One applied handle rises vertically, extending from the rim to the body. A geometric decoration moulded in relief, consisting of five rounds, is visible to the base.
During the Roman Empire, a large part of ancient glassworks was designed for tableware use, in particular for carrying and serving water and wine at banquets. These types of bottles existed in various dimensions and shapes. In the Western Roman Empire cremation was practiced: sometimes bottles like these were also used for cinerary purpose.

Object Condition

Extremely fine with signs of ageing and earthly encrustations on the surface. Beautiful mother of pearl like iridescence on the surface.

Object Details

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