A large and intact fine glass flask. Generous proportions of the flask terminate in a flared neck and exhibit neither a finished rim or added foot. The pale green glass has a bluish tinge with some iridescence and encrustation.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
4th Century CE
H152mm x W110mm x D110mm
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.