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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    A GREEK GLASS PHIALE

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY TO MID 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    Estimate

    A GREEK GLASS PHIALE
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY TO MID 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Pale yellow-green in color, cast and cold worked, the shallow rounded bowl with carinated sides and flaring rim, off set from the bottom by a wheel-cut groove, the underside with a ten-petalled rosette, each petal with a pronounced mid-rib
    6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm.) diameter


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    For a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession no. 69.11.6) see pp. 9-10, figs. 1-2 in Oliver, "Persian Export Glass" in Journal of Glass Studies XII. Other similar examples have been found in Rhodes and Ephesus. For the tradition of cast monochrome phialai with petalled rosettes in the Western provinces, see the Canosa Group, fig. 92, p. 186 in Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Düsseldorf, prior to 1967.