Conservation of a Roman glass flask

Glass flask/bottle Conservation Lab Card

Glass flask/bottle Conservation Lab Card

Object Name: Glass flask/bottle

Dimensions: 20 shards

Age: Roman Period Glass. Collector living in Cyprus between 1879-1907

Description:  Glass vessel originally in 20 pieces. Once re-assembled it has a round bell-like bottom with a long neck. Object has localised area of iridescence and insoluble salt deposits. Larger shards have running cracks from when it was broken.

Treatment:  The glass shards were cleaned with IDA (Industrial De-natured Alcohol) and De-ionised water cotton wool swabs. The glass sherds were ‘dry stuck’ with magic tape before being adhered with HXTAL NYL-1 adhesive. The adhesive takes 7 days to set, after which the magic tape is removed (the ‘dry stick’ process is only used to support the object whilst the adhesive sets).

Conserved glass flask/bottle

Conserved glass flask/bottle



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