Roman Translucent Glass Flask with Blue Trailing

GBP 1,600.00

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Object Description

A fine Roman glass flask featuring a globular body which tapers to a short cylindrical neck and a flaring mouth. The base is slightly concave and displays a pontil mark. The vessel is enriched with vibrant, pale blue trailing applied across the body including a zig-zag pattern set in between two horizontal bands. Three blue, protruding knobs have also been added to the base. The interior of the flask is covered in encrustation and there is some iridescence to the surface.

Date: Circa 3rd-4th century AD

Object History

Ex SM collection, London, acquired 1970s-2000s.

Object Condition

Very fine condition, minor pinhole to the body by the trailing.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.9 x H:6.4 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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