Glass double cosmetic flask (kohl tube)


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Translucent blue green; trails in same color.

Thick, everted rim, folded over and in; body comprising two tubes, side by side, made from a single inflated gather by pinching sides vertically to make diaphragm; thick, flat bottom with pontil scar.

One trail wound in an acute, irregular zigzag with seven upward points around upper body, and trailed off in a loop at rim; another trail wound round body in a spiral nine times, ending at rim, applied over the other trail.

Body intact, but two losses to trails below rim; some bubbles and blowing striations; slight limy encrustation, patches of dulling and pitting, but of surfaces covered by iridescent whitish weathering on exterior, thicker weathering and some soil encrustation on interior.

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