Blue glass Ancient glass alembic

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antiques & curio
Hooper, CO USA
Description from user:

This is an ancient glass alembic measuring 3 inches tall. It’s about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 4 inches long. It’s in great shape with no visible damage. There is some earth stuck to the inside. It is unlike other examples I’ve seen because the body of the vessel has an unusual curve to it. I’m unsure if the age or where it was made.

Purchased from a woman who got it from an estate sale in Washington DC. It came from a box labeled “Israel 1956” she said.

Answered within 1 day
By Delia
May 02, 22:21 UTC
Fair Market Value
$400 - $800 USD
Suggested Asking Price $800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jesse,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
You might be interested to see the auction results for other Ancient Roman and Near Eastern alembics that have sold at auction. The serpentine shape to the sides suggests to me that this is probably 19th Century (
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Isamic style cobalt blue glass alembic for medical cupping
possibly Israeli, Probably 19th Century
The bowl with serpentine side and rolled rim, with a tapered straight handle.
4 inches long, 2 1/4 inches diameter
CONDITION: with encrustation and some flaking throughout.
PROVENANCE: not original owner
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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