Bottle, Glass, Roman
Sicily See full details
Transparent pale green conical shaped glass bottle with gently flaring neck (repaired) and no finished rim. Faint incisions circle the body of the flask with some iridescence and white encrustation internally. A solid glass foot has been added for stability.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
H155mm x W86mm x D86mm
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.