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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE BLOWN GLASS FLASK

    1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE BLOWN GLASS FLASK
    1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The squat body with concave base, wide flat shoulder, the cylindrical neck with outward-flared rim with inward-folded lip, two vertical circular applied handles pinched into dolphin shapes attached to rim and shoulder
    2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) high


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    Cf. F. Fremersdorf and E. Polonyi-Fremersdorf, Die Farblosen Gläser der Frühzeit in Köln, Köln, 1984, p. 108, no. 241 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 8hD); acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, October 1983.