Ancient Roman Basket Handle Double Balsamarium

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A magnificent and good sized Ancient Roman aqua coloured glass double balsamarium with two co-joined tubular phials. The piece features a tall basket handle, applied to the out-folded rim and a third down the body each side. A single fine trail applied and wound in a spiral around body, ending below the rim. Traces of luminous silvery blue iridescence cover the item, further embellishing it. Balsamaria usually came with glass or bronze applicators used to extract precious oils and creams from inside.

Date: Circa 4th-5th Century AD

Object History

Private London collection, Mayfair, acquired 1990s.

Object Condition

Very fine. Complete and intact with minor earthy encrustations. Beautiful iridescence on the surface.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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