30 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A LARGE GROUP OF MAINLY ROMAN PALE GREEN AND BLUE GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-5TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
Including a beaker with flaring sides, a single applied trail below the narrow everted rim, on small foot, 4½ in. (10.7 cm.) high; a jug with cylindrical body, a broad ribbed strap handle and rim with deep folded collar, shallow concave base, 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high; a flask with rounded body and twin applied dark blue trailed handles, 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) high; an iridescent bottle with cylindrical body and short neck with inward-folded everted rim, 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high; a flask with tall slender neck, the spherical body with shallow ribs, 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high; a jar with flaring neck, the rounded body with pinched decoration, 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high; a miniature flask with pinched spines, 2 in. (5 cm.) high; a squat jar with rounded body, wide mouth and everted rim, 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high; a miniature flask with eight projecting 'fins' around the body with tall neck, 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high; another similar, larger, 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high; a flask with rounded body and tall slightly flaring neck with single applied trail, on folded foot, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high; a group of unguentaria of both squat and slender form, 1 3/8 to 5¾ in. (3.5 to 14.5 cm.) high; and four coloured glass bracelets, one of twisted clear glass with yellow centre, Roman to Islamic period, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. max.; some vessels with iridescence(a lot)
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Five items: L. Geiges, Die Regio, Landschaft am Oberrhein, Eine Kulturgeschichte in Bildern, Köln, 1986, "Wie's die Römer trieben", col. pl.
One item: L. Geiges, Oberrheinisches Mosaik, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1974, pl. 140.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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