Beautiful Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask This Roman sprinkler flask shows beautiful and consistent specialised decoration and is a lovely pal.. Product #: EH-025 Regular price: $450.00 $450.00 In Stock
Beautiful Roman Glass Sprinkler FlaskBeautiful Roman Glass Sprinkler FlaskBeautiful Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Beautiful Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Product Code: EH-025
Width: 6.1CM
Height: 9.5CM

£450.00

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This Roman sprinkler flask shows beautiful and consistent specialised decoration and is a lovely pale green colour. It displays lovely iridescence and is in good condition.

Sprinkler flasks like this are identified by the small inner-dick at the bottom of the neck that had one small hole to allow precious liquids to be used sparingly. This liquid was most likely perfumed oil for beautification. The wide mouth on the vessel also suggests a liquid was held inside, as it makes pouring easier. 

The spiral pattern is beautifully subtle and was made when the glass was formed in a fluted mould. They would...

This Roman sprinkler flask shows beautiful and consistent specialised decoration and is a lovely pale green colour. It displays lovely iridescence and is in good condition.

Sprinkler flasks like this are identified by the small inner-dick at the bottom of the neck that had one small hole to allow precious liquids to be used sparingly. This liquid was most likely perfumed oil for beautification. The wide mouth on the vessel also suggests a liquid was held inside, as it makes pouring easier. 

The spiral pattern is beautifully subtle and was made when the glass was formed in a fluted mould. They would have removed the mould and inflated the glass slightly, then they would have twisted it to get the beautiful pattern. 

Circa 4th Century AD

NB. The vessel has some earthly encrustation inside it, alongside a piece of very iridescent glass and small flakes of glass.

For similar see MET number: 91.1.1301

:http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/6569/unknown-maker-sprinkler-flask-roman-syrian-3rd-4th-century/ 

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