Object Description

A small pale light blue unguentarium with a round body displaying two delicate constrictions at the base of the conical neck tapering in a folded, flattened rim. The item displays some iridescence. This unguentarium is made of poor quality glass, showing numerous small and medium bubbles. Blue-green colour was achieved by adding copper oxides to the glass while in furnace.
Period: 2nd – 3rd cent. AD

Object Condition

Very fine, intact surface with some iridescence and encrustations. The body of this vessel has been repaired – a hairline crack is visible on one side and in the middle of the bottom of the vessel and there is a small chip to the surface.

Object Classification

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:7 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565

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