roman square glass bottle
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 
roman square glass bottle
 

17. Roman Square Glass Bottle


C. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.

A scarce translucent pale blue Roman square glass bottle. Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD.

Short cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders, flat vertical sides, slightly concave bottom, broad strap handle. Missing rim but otherwise completely intact. Iridescent weathering.


Condition: Missing its rim but otherwise completely intact (no cracks). Iridescent weathering.

Dimensions: 12cm x 8cm approx.

Provenance: Ex. private collection, UK.

£220.00

Roman Storage Bottles

Roman square glass bottles were designed for the storage and transport of liquids and other foodstuffs across the Roman Empire. For a detailed discussion see F. D. Charlesworth, 'Roman square bottles', Journal of Glass Studies 8, p.26-40. These square glass bottles are hard to find roman antiquities for sale.


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