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Amethyst Glass "Pilgrims" Flask c1850

Heading : Amethyst glass pilgrims flask
Date : Mid 19th century
Origin : North Europe
Colour : Amethyst
Body : Flat lacrymiform
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 14.5cm tall with a diameter of approximately 11.2cm and a depth of 2.8cm
Condition : Good, some light scratches as expected, the flask does not stand
Restoration : None
Weight : 165 grams

Pilgrims flasks were known as "ampullae" by the Romans and were used to carry water or oil. Some were decorated with images of deities and saints. They are supposed to resemble gourds used by early pilgrims. The term "pilgrims flask" is still used today for these moon shaped flast sided flasks. This is essentialy a pocket or hip flask, simply add a libation of your choice and a cork, mines a malt!

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  • Product Code: 2017011778
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  • £95.00

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