Seller: grimstonian (2,951) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 331884190232 Type: Flask bottle, Culture: Roman, Details: Description Roman candlestick glass unguentarium. A tall Roman glass unguentarium (known as the candlestick type) in pale green glass. The long tubular neck tapers to a folded over wide disk rim above, merging below into a bulbous body, standing on a flattened base with an inverted centre. Height 12.9 cms (5 ins). Condition: Complete and intact; excellent glass with a few light surface encrustations. Roman eastern empire: Circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. For similar examples see items 99-105; Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. One of the earliest types of blown glass vessels is this elongated bottle with a short body and a long neck. These types of flasks were used to store the costly oils and unguents which were available from around the Roman empire, and the contents of such bottles could be poured slowly in tiny drops, and the small mouth was easily stoppered. for more Roman glass, please see the me page (top right). Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Please see above for postage/packing prices. Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: For all items over £20, the postage rate postage value shown will include insurance against loss in the post. We can send with tracking to many counties, however Royal Mail will not always provide tracking. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us You can also see the Timesancient.com web-site for more antiquities and items of archaeological interest. We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution.