Object Description

This fine pale blue Roman flask has a round body and a conical neck ending in flaring mouth. The base is flattened and very slightly concave. This piece has the colour of the glass in its natural state – bluish green that resulted from the iron oxide present in the silica or the sand. Most of the Roman glassware looked like this, while de-colorants such as manganese or antimony had to be added in order to produce transparent glass.
Period: 3rd – 4th century AD

Object Condition

Excellent, intact, the colour of the glass is uniform and the item displays some earthly encrustations and some iridescence.

Object Classification

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:10 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

0208 364 4565

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