Measurements: 14.8 cm height, 7.5 cmwidth


Description: An ancient Roman light green flask with a piriform body adorned by six pinched decorations around the middle of the body and a long cylindrical neck with tooling at the base and an everted collared and rolled rim. The flask’s base is concave. This piece has the colour of ancient glass in its natural state - bluish green that resulted from the iron oxide present in the silica or the sand.


Reference: For the body shape: Corning Museum of Glass


Period: 3rd – 4th century AD


Condition: Very fine, intact, with earthy encrustations over the whole.


About-us | Antiquities | Contact us

St James’s Ancient Art

           Ground Floor

           10 Charles II Street

           St James

           London SW1Y 4AA

         Monday - Friday,

           10 am - 6 pm


(primary contact number)

              +44 2083644565

G E T   S O C I A L   W I T H   US