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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 68

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE AND WHITE 'MARBLED' BLOWN GLASS BIRD FLASK

    1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE AND WHITE 'MARBLED' BLOWN GLASS BIRD FLASK
    1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body in the form of a bird with pinched extended tail, the raised short neck with folded rim pinched to form a spouted beak
    3½ in. (9 cm.) long


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    Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 204-205, nos. 574-577 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 9H); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, January 1973.