Opaque green blown glass bottle with bulbous body, long slender neck, with out-turned lip. Much encrustation, slight iridescence and internal discolouration.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
2nd Century CE-3rd Century CE
H143mm x W73mm x D73mm
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. Merchants and traders packed, shipped and sold goods in a variety of glass bottles and jars.