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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    A ROMAN AMBER GLASS HARVEST BEAKER

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN AMBER GLASS HARVEST BEAKER
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    Y. Israeli, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, exhibition cat. (Israel Museum), Jerusalem, 2011, p. 70.

    This type of beaker is similar to that of the waisted "Harvest Beaker". Cylindrical glass beakers of non-waisted form with similar frieze decoration include two vessels from the Oppenländer collection now in the Getty Museum, nos. 2003.318 and 2003.316 (cf. von Saldern 1974, nos. 446 and 452); and another from the Cinzano collection, now in the Getty Museum (cf. Lazarus, 1974, no. 6). A similar beaker to the above lot with a pale blue-green tinge from the collection of David and Jemima Jeselsohn, Zurich, was also included in the 2011 Made by Ennion exhibition (op. cit., pp. 72-3).

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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1998.


    Exhibited

    The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, May-December 2011.