Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Pear-Shaped Roman Dropper Flask

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 11, 2015

The Roman flask is similar to the more common examples decorated with flat undulating threads called, “snake trails”.  Below the neck is a tight constriction creating a small opening to control the pouring and evaporation of the costly liquid within.  A milky white iridescence weathering has formed over the yellowish colorless glass of this vessel.

Third Century

H: 10 cm

Caesars #62, Bomford Collection #95, Kofler-Truniger Collection #74 (all with Snake Trails)

64R pear shaped Roman dropper flask


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