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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    A ROMAN BLUE GLASS PATELLA CUP

    1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BLUE GLASS PATELLA CUP
    1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body with gently flaring sides, the short vertical rim emerging from a folded flanged collar, on pad foot, with iridescence
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.


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    Cf. S. B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, 1980, pp. 37-38, no. 106; and A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, p. 109, no. 295 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGh 7B); acquired from W. Henrich, Frankfurt am Main, July 1967.