Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 26, 2016

Roman Sprinkler Flasks

The sprinkler is a unique type of flask in which there is a very small opening at the base of the neck to allow the contents of the vessel to emerge drop by drop. These flasks were popular during the 3rd & 4th Centuries and supposedly held perfume, oils and other costly liquids.  Roman glassmakers used a wide variety of decorations on the sprinklers such as mold blown designs, applied threads as well as pinching & tooling.

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