Roman Green Glass Flask with Trailing Decoration A stunning Roman twin handled pale green glass flask, with a fine trailing decoration across the sur.. Product #: FR-0010 Regular price: $1,600.00 $1,600.00 Sold
Roman Green Glass Flask with Trailing DecorationRoman Green Glass Flask with Trailing DecorationRoman Green Glass Flask with Trailing Decoration

Roman Green Glass Flask with Trailing Decoration

Product Code: FR-0010
Width: 9.5CM
Height: 9CM

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A stunning Roman twin handled pale green glass flask, with a fine trailing decoration across the surface. The vessel features a flaring, folded rim with a narrow neck and a bulbous body. The twin wavy ribbon handles connect the rim and the shoulders, and are executed in green glass paste.  Very fine condition, intact with mother of pearl like iridescence and earthly incrustation are visible on the surface.

The technique of trailed threading is where molten glass threads were wound onto the body of the hot vessel in a spiral: handling and rotating the vessel helps the viewer to reveal the particularities...

A stunning Roman twin handled pale green glass flask, with a fine trailing decoration across the surface. The vessel features a flaring, folded rim with a narrow neck and a bulbous body. The twin wavy ribbon handles connect the rim and the shoulders, and are executed in green glass paste.  Very fine condition, intact with mother of pearl like iridescence and earthly incrustation are visible on the surface.

The technique of trailed threading is where molten glass threads were wound onto the body of the hot vessel in a spiral: handling and rotating the vessel helps the viewer to reveal the particularities of the technique. The irregular space between individual lines affirms that this glasswork is uniquely handmade. The vessel was made of blown glass: by the 1st century AD, the technique of glass-blowing revolutionized the art of glass-making and allowed for the production of small medicine, incense, and perfume containers in new forms.

Period: 1st - 2nd century A.D.

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