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Lot 327, Auction 5/30/2017: Roman Glass Candlestick Unguent, Yellow Hues

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A golden yellow glass unguentarium with conical base, tall tubular neck and everted rim, with areas of internal and external iridescence. The invention of glass blowing techniques occurred just as the Roman Empire was on the rise making it possible for the glass industry to truly blossom among the ancient Romans. A wondrous form with gorgeous coloring and remarkable condition! Size: 2.625" in diameter at base x 6.625" H (6.7 cm x 16.8 cm)

Condition: Encrustation on underside of base and rim. Else intact and near choice.

Provenance: Ex-Henry & Gretchen Burnett collection, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, acquired before 1970

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