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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 238

    A ROMAN AMBER GLASS PYXIS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AMBER GLASS PYXIS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown into a three-part mould, with eight rectangular panels with four repeated designs, a spoked wheel below a triangular pediment, a stylized palmette below an arch, a circle with a central dot within a lozenge, and a lotus flower on a stem below a rounded arch, the base blown into a separate mould with two rows of pointed leaves around concentric circles
    2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    The present lot was blown in the same mould as Lot 223 in this sale; see this entry for further discussion and drawings. A similar amber pyxis without its lid was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 22 November 1974, lot 295, and came from a German private collection.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.