The square shape of this glass vase is reminiscent of a Roman prism bottle and a cellar bottle dating back to the 17th century. The square bottle was transported in a partitioned wooden box, in which it fitted perfectly.
This candle holder is a reference to the bossed beaker. These are glass beakers that occur in late 16th-century or 17th-century archaeological contexts. The wall of the bossed beaker is decorated with a relief pattern in the form of drops, tears, diamonds, warts or … bosses. Just like with this candle holder.