Roman White Glass Hexagonal Flask

GBP 3,250.00

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Object Description

A very fine Roman mould-blown flask from opaque white glass. The vessel features a ring foot with an ellipsoid body which tapers in to a thin, cylindrical neck leading to an everted rim. The flask is enriched with six panels, each separated by columns and display either a jug, hydria or kantharos. Below the panels is a garland with bunches of grapes. Beautiful iridescence can be seen across the surface.

Date: Circa 1st century AD

Object History

Ex Christie’s auction, ‘Ancient Glass From The Shlomo Moussaieff Collection’ 6th July 2016, lot 219

Object Condition

Excellent condition, some earthly encrustation to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3.8 x H:7.3 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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