Roman glass bottle with spout
A small Roman glass bottle with a mystery attached.
This small, Roman glass bottle keeps its secrets, whilst archaeologists try to work out what it was used for.
- Height 20cm
- blue glass
- entirely handmade
Mysterious Roman glass bottle
As so often, opinions are divided. Some say it was meant as a baby's feeding bottle, because of its small capacity and short spout – but on the other hand, in almost all grave finds the end of the spout has been broken off. Would you feed a child with such a dangerous item? There is an obvious risk.
Another idea is that the Roman glass bottle was simply a part of a set of tableware, and therefore a common household item. It would be a normal piece of the table setting, filled with sauces, vinegar or oil.
Yet another possibility would be a vessel for filling up small oil lamps, of which many were used in all Roman households.
The deep position of the spout would make it convenient to use for filling other vessels. Furthermore, archaeologists have never discovered any other container suitable for this purpose.
Maybe all three options apply to the Roman glass bottle and it is in fact a multi-talented antique. Probably we will never know.
Roman blue glass bottle
This transparent blue glass Roman bottle is produced in the ancient style at a factory in Italy. Every piece is handmade and unique, which makes them particularly valuable.
It is approximately 20 cm high and has an ergonomic side handle, which allows for easy pouring.
This Roman glass bottle is an example of advanced glassmaking technique, which originated in the 1st century AD.
Tasteful and elegant - antique design Roman glass bottle
This elegant blue bottle catches the eye and is certain to be talked about. Give it a special place in your home, and enjoy its ancient design!
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