Collection of Swiss Lake Dwellings Antler Tools

GBP 125.00

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Object Description

A Roman glass unguentarium (known as the candlestick type) in pale green glass. The long tubular neck tapers to a folded-over wide disk rim above, and merging below into a bulbous body, standing on a flattened base with an inverted centre.
One of the earliest types of blown glass vessels is this elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck. These types of flasks were used to store the costly oils and unguents which were available from around the Roman empire, and the contents of such bottles could be poured slowly in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered.

Object Literature

Reference: For similar examples see items 99-105; Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Object Condition

Very Fine, complete and intact; good glass with encrustations; some iridescence.

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