Roman Aubergine Glass Jar

GBP 980.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman blown glass jar of a good size, in a deep aubergine colour. The contrast between the original light blue colour of the glass and the purple iridescence creates mesmerizing shades of emerald green to the inside of the vessel.
The jar features a rounded body, a short neck and a folded, flaring rim. A delicate trail decoration is applied at the end of the neck, while the globular body displays a moulded ribbed decoration.
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 to 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