Exquisite Roman Tall Stemmed Beaker


An exquisite Ancient Roman beaker blown in light blue glass. This beautiful piece features a stemmed foot, a conical body, flaring towards the lightly thickened rim with a flat lip. The short-stemmed circular foot features folded rims, with a concave base. The beauty of the cup is enhanced by silvery-pearl like iridescence on the body. This drinking vessel would have been used by a wealthy member of society in ancient Roman times.

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD
Condition: Very fine, some earthly accretions to the surface.


SKU: CS-308 Category: Tags: ,

Roman glass objects have been recovered from domestic, industrial and funerary contexts across the expansive Empire. As in the modern day, glassware in antiquity was considered an art form, with the best pieces were valued higher than wares made from precious metals. A large part of ancient glassworks was designed for tableware use, in particular for carrying, serving and drinking water and wine at banquets.

To find out more about Roman glass please see our relevant blog post: Collecting Roman Glass.

Weight 80 g
Dimensions H 10 cm



Reference: For a similar item, see The Metropolitan Museum, item number 81.10.86