Miniature Roman glass



Measurements: ranging from 6.5 cm to 7.5 cm - height


Description: Beautiful miniature Roman glass bottles with flared rims. These little bottles were used to store  perfume or cosmetics and were made of blown glass. They represent some of the most common shapes of Roman blown glass. Metal oxides were added to the glass to give it different bright colours. Depending on the conditions in the furnace copper oxides in particular were responsible for blue, yellow, red or green colour.  The pale yellow colour of the glass was achieved by adding lead or antimony to the glass. Price is per individual item. Please e-mail the letter of your preferential piece before ordering.  Items A, B and C are SOLD.


Reference: The Metropolitan Museum


Period: 4th cent. AD


Condition: Excellent, intact, traces of encrustation on the surface.

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