Bottle, Glass, Roman
3rd Century CE-4th Century CE Country
Italy See full details
Transparent, pale green glass bottle with bulbous body, thin neck and flaring spout. Features a subtle ribbed decoration on the body of the bottle.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
H200mm x W79mm x D79mm
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.