Antique Trinquetaille glass jars

SKU: 2442


The two largest (pictured back right and front right) are still available.

These almost black glass jars date to the late 19th century / early 20th century. They are from Trinquetaille near Arles – known for black glass. Originally they were used for trapping vipers. The glasses were left in the sun to warm up – once heated this would attract the snakes – then a lid was fastened and the animal was taken to have its venom milked to make antivenin. These jars would make striking vases.

One measures 6½” diameter x 14¼” high, another 7” diameter x 11½” high and the last 6¼” diameter x 11½” high

One measures 16.5cm diameter x 36cm high, another 17.5cm diameter x 29cm high and the last 16cm diameter x 29cm high

International Express


All items are sent via air express with tracking information. Goods typically arrive at your delivery address within ten days.

To ensure safe delivery, small items are professionally packaged in industrial grade cartons with molded padding and cushioning. Large items are packaged in custom built timber cases with internal support and protection.

We manage all import processes and for USA customers we pay all import taxes and duties.

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