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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE BLOWN GLASS JUG

    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AUBERGINE BLOWN GLASS JUG
    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
    With body tapering to flared flat base, tall cylindrical neck and wide flaring rim, a pale green trail encircling base of neck and under rim, the applied aubergine handle with pinched fold at rim
    7 in. (18 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 18hB); acquired Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 26 September 1972, lot 109, previously in the Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) collection, Minneapolis, U.S.A.