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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 80

    A LARGE HELLENISTIC CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS

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

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE HELLENISTIC CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    2ND/MID-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The iridescent ovoid body, tall neck and everted rim wound with marvered opaque red and white spiral threads, tooled into a feather pattern around the body, with applied amber-yellow twin handles and knob base
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 17h); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, December 1977.