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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 74

    A HELLENISTIC CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    2ND/MID-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HELLENISTIC CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    2ND/MID-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The dark blue-black ground streaked with opaque red, the piriform body with a marvered opaque white spiral trail, tooled into a festoon and feather pattern around the upper body, with applied twin vestigial handles
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    Cf. D. F. Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, 1989, p. 168, no. 166, for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 13A); acquired Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 26 September 1972, lot 20, previously in the Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) collection, Minneapolis, U.S.A.