Glass flask

Description
This extraordinary glass flask was discovered during excavations in Exeter. The unusual gourd shape with a pinched neck and paired handles is reminiscent of Islamic glass, and it was probably made in Spain. It is a very rare find from England.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/G94
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
glass flask
Simple Name
flask
Dimensions
whole height 285 mm; whole diameter 130 mm; rim diameter 40 mm; base diameter 80 mm
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Production Year Low
1580
Production Year High
1620
Family Group

Material
glass
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Trichay Street
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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