A Double Glass Unguentarium with Superb Silvery Iridescence

Roman, 3rd century AD.
Two co-joined tubes of light blue glass has been pinched and folded along its middle to form this colorful twin container for cosmetic oils or salves. The original tube with heavy trailed glass thread wound about it, now forming a decorative, somewhat herringbone-like pattern. At mouth and upper sides, two applied handles, trailed from the same glass. Intact and perfect, and rare thus. With fabulous thick silvery iridescence, having pastel hints of magenta and green and some weathering.
H.: 4 (10.2 cm.).
A choice, dramatic example of this type of class. Offered with customs display stand.
Provenance: West Coast private collection, acquired from Superior Galleries, Los Angeles, 1990s
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$1,850.00

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