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ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 8, 2018

 ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM 24R

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4th. to 5th. Century AD H: 12 cm

Remarks:This elegantly free-blown slender shape is emphasized by the most delicate threaded design which wraps around the entire form. The originally light blue-green glass has developed a brilliant iridescence patina over its surface. Balsamaria from this period were manufactured in single, double and the more elaborate quadruple designs and it is assumed that they were all used for cosmetics.

References : Newark Museum, Auth, 1976, #486, Christie’s March5, 1985 #21, Collection of Monsieur June 1985, #433

 

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