ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE

£600.00

Measurements: 12 cm – height

 

Description: A delicate Ancient Roman perfume bottle in a pale, translucent blue colour. The vessel features a slender pyriform body tapering to a pointed end, a long cylindrical neck and a rounded, folded flaring rim.

 

Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts. Ancient Roman glassware includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. The Romans loved glass for its practical as well as decorative uses.

 

Period: Circa 1st – 2nd century AD

 

Condition: Fine with a stress crack visible to the bottom and across the body of the vessel. Beautiful white iridescence on the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.

 

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