Flask, Glass, Blue-Green, Roman

Production date
1st Century CE-2nd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Free standing transparent green glass flask. Slightly concave base, rising to a tear-drop shape body and narrow neck, culminating in a turned over double rim.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
1st Century CE-2nd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H195mm x W104mm x D104mm
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. Merchants and traders packed, shipped and sold goods in a variety of glass bottles and jars.
Registration number
E40201

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