Bottle, Glass, Roman

Production date
Circa 1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Delicate amber glass bottle. Features a flat base, nicely proportioned bulbous body, narrow neck and out-turned lip. The base and body is decorated by six glass spiral inlaid trails from the base of the bottle to mid body.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
Circa 1st Century CE-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H90mm x W60mm x D60mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Glassmaking has evolved through the centuries. Techniques have included inflating glass using a blowpipe (blown), using open moulds (casting), and covering a core with glass (core formed). Artists began to experiment with colour, design, patterns and inlays, which were added for special embellishment. Small imperfections are present - handles are not always level, the body may contain air bubbles, yet these lend uniqueness and charm to each item. Glass was often a luxury item.
Registration number
E40189

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