Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Roman Glass Candlestick Balsamarium

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 26, 2016

Candlestick Balsamarium

This is a utilitarian bottle from the second century with beautiful iridescence over the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 14 cm

Second to Third Century

Ref: Cf. Yale #169

36R Candlestick Balsamarium

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