Ancient Roman Glass Flask

Ancient Roman Glass Flask
Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

An Ancient Roman glass flask, blown from a translucent glass. The glass has a slight bluish tint to it, and flecks of iridescence. The body is globular shaped, with a rounded body, and a long, narrow neck and slightly flared rim.

One of the earliest types of blown glass vessels is this elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck. These types of flasks were used to store the costly oils and unguents which were available from around the Roman empire, and the contents of such bottles could be poured slowly in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered.

Measurements: circa 3.9cm height, 5.6cm width

Provenance: Ex London Art Market, acquired 1980s-90s.

Lot details
Ancient Roman
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 65,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in