Posted 5 years ago
I bought this item at an auction 15 years ago and I haven't been able to determine what it is. I'm hoping someone out there can help me identify it.
It's a blue glass urn or container with raised white decorations on 3 sides. It measures 5" tall and has a silver cap. Shortly after I acquired it, I removed the silver cap which was sealed. It was quite difficult to remove and on the inside of the cap there's a moving part. I'm not sure what this moving part is, except my thoughts are a type pressure relief valve, but that's just a guess. What I found inside the container was a very strange substance. The best way I can describe it is, that it was like a black tobacco like substance. Is it possibly that this is a cremation or burial urn and the substance inside was cremation ashes?
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide on this item.