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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    A ROMAN BROWN BLOWN GLASS FLASK

    4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BROWN BLOWN GLASS FLASK
    4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown and then dimpled or depressed four times into a squared form, a thick applied trail encircling the centre of the body, with two applied handles, pontil mark on the slightly concave base
    3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) high


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    This flask is of a most unusual shape - an ingenious technique to render a blown vessel which is naturally rounded into a four-sided shape. For similar, but of blue glass, cf. Hotel Drouot, Paris, Verres Antiques et de l'Islam: Ancienne collecton de Monsieur D, 3 June 1985, lot 413.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 9hF); acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, December 1982.