Roman Glass with Vertical Ribs and Iridescence A beautiful piece of Roman glass, with vertical ribs, displaying good levels of craftmanship and iri.. Product #: EH-024 Regular price: $450.00 $450.00 In Stock
Roman Glass with Vertical Ribs and IridescenceRoman Glass with Vertical Ribs and IridescenceRoman Glass with Vertical Ribs and Iridescence

Roman Glass with Vertical Ribs and Iridescence

Product Code: EH-024
Length: 12.6CM
Width: 4.9CM

£450.00

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A beautiful piece of Roman glass, with vertical ribs, displaying good levels of craftmanship and iridescence.

Roman glass production boomed with the invention of glass blowing. It allowed for more intricate and detailed shapes. This increased the popularity of glass, and it soon became a preferred storage material for precious perfumed oils. Glass was perfect for the storage of liquids because it is non-porous, and translucent. 

The glass is a pale yellow/green colour and displays a full spectrum of colour in its iridescence, including patches of silver. The vessel features a long, cylindrical body featuring a ribbed pattern. The neck is exceedingly short...

A beautiful piece of Roman glass, with vertical ribs, displaying good levels of craftmanship and iridescence.

Roman glass production boomed with the invention of glass blowing. It allowed for more intricate and detailed shapes. This increased the popularity of glass, and it soon became a preferred storage material for precious perfumed oils. Glass was perfect for the storage of liquids because it is non-porous, and translucent. 

The glass is a pale yellow/green colour and displays a full spectrum of colour in its iridescence, including patches of silver. The vessel features a long, cylindrical body featuring a ribbed pattern. The neck is exceedingly short leading to a wide, funnelled rim. The base is flattened to allow it to stand securely.  While the iridescence is only achieved with natural ageing, the light green colouring could be due to impurities in the glass mixture. Contrastingly, substances may have been added to give it a green hue. Usually Copper was the preferred ingredient to produce green, and blue, glass.

Circa 3rd century.

In excellent condition.

 

 

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