Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask

GBP 700.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Ancient Roman glass pilgrim flask, finely blown in yellow coloured glass. The vessel features a flat, spherical body, a long cylindrical neck and a folded rim. The bright yellow colour of the glass was achieved by adding lead to the molten glass. The passing of time has left some delicate iridescence to the glass’ surface.

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

Provenance: From a private Japanese collection, 1972-2010.

Object Condition

Condition: Extremely fine with some scratches and earthly encrustations to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    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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