3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A ROMAN COLOR BAND MOSAIC GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA EARLY TO MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Assembled from fused canes of purple, opaque white, and blue, then inflated, the piriform body with a flat base, cylindrical neck and outsplayed then in-folded rim
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Acquired in Europe in 1990.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 156.
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