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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 246

    A ROMAN COBALT BLUE HEXAGONAL GLASS BOTTLE WITH DRINKING VESSELS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN COBALT BLUE HEXAGONAL GLASS BOTTLE WITH DRINKING VESSELS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown into a three-part mould with separate base plate, the six panels divided by vertical ribs, each panel with a different motif including a kantharos with high arching handles, a patella cup in birds-eye view, a tall oinochoe, a krater, a ladle, and a skyphos, arches on the shoulder, each filled with an ivy leaf, tongues around the lower body, concentric circles on the underside of the base, with tall cylindrical neck and everted inward-folded rim
    3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high


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    For another similar cobalt blue vessel with this combination of decoration see Whitehouse, 2001, pp. 37-38, no. 507, formerly in the Winfield Smith collection (no 55.1.74.). According to Buechner (1957, no. 76), the occurrence of the ladle form (simpulum) on such bottles is rare.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.