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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 153

    A ROMAN AND A BYZANTINE GLASS JUG

    CIRCA 3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN AND A BYZANTINE GLASS JUG
    CIRCA 3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    One pale blue-green in color, circa 3rd-4th century A.D., free-blown, the spherical body with a tapering cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth, an applied thin trail would spirally around the neck and body, the handle pulled up from the shoulder to the rim, with the excess glass folded up and pinched; and one olive green in color, circa 6th-7th century A.D., free-blown, the piriform body with a tapering cylindrical neck, the cylindrical mouth with applied thread wound spirally, the flaring foot folded, the thick handle pulled up from base of the neck and joined to the rim
    Trefoil jug: 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Trefoil Jug: The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection of Ancient Glass; Christie's, London, 9 July 1991, lot 63 (part).
    Tall jug: acquired in the 1970s-1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON


    Exhibited

    Trefoil Jug: Memphis, Tennessee, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Ancient Glass, Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, October 1964 - January 1965, no. 60.