Roman Green Ribbed Glass Amphoriskos

GBP 2,000.00

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Object Description

An impressive ancient Roman amphoriskos made from various shades of vivid green glass. The vessel features a long slender, vertically ribbed, body with a rounded base. The body expands at the top, extending inwards to form, gently sloping shoulders which lead to a cylindrical neck and wide, flaring rim. The olive green body of the vessel is decorated with two delicately curved light teal handles and two concentrical glass trails (around the rim and under the handles) in a deep blue-green colour. Some beautiful iridescence is visible around the base of the vessel. A beautiful example of Roman glass craftsmanship, used to store expensive oils and unguents.

Date: Circa 3rd – 4th Century AD

Object History

Anonymous sale; Pierre Bergé, Paris, 29 May 2008, lot 704. The Nico F. Bijnsdorp Collection (NFB 219), acquired from the above sale.

Object Condition

Extremely fine, a beautiful patina of iridescence covers some of the item. Supplied with a custom-made stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.5 x H:20.6 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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