"What is an unguent?" you say. An unguent is similar to a salve or an ointment. These little unguent pots were popular items from the 17th all through the 18th century and even later. They were used to hold ointments or cosmetics and once they were empty they could be used for a host of other items. We love to use them in the kitchen for holding spices or condiments. While in the 19th century many of these turn up glazed a green/blue color our are the typical undecorated white that was most popular in the 18th century. These little containers a made of earthenware and glazed with a white tin glaze just like the originals. Made by hand right here in our workshops in Indiana. They vary from 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches in diameter and they stand about 2-1/2 inches tall.