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Description

Purple glass bottle with a white spiral design (balsamarium). The bottle is translucent purple with a translucent white spiral thread that envelopes the entire vessel. This thread was applied in the molten state and drawn upwards and downwards with a pointed instrument to create the scallop pattern. The body is spherical with a flat bottom. The neck is slender with a splayed rim.

History Of Use

Used to store unguents, oil or perfume.

Cultural Context

storage

Narrative

The van Haersolte Collection

Item History

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