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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 285

    A ROMAN COLOURLESS GLASS TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

    CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.

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    Estimate

    A ROMAN COLOURLESS GLASS TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG
    CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown into a four-part mould, decorated with large intersecting circles with depressed central dots, two rows of dots above and below, with cylindrical neck and concentric circle on underside of base, light blue strap handle with looped thumb rest separately applied at rim and shoulder
    4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    The decoration of large overlapping circles may derive from the circular patterns found on cut glass of the late 2nd-early 3rd Century A.D. For similar, cf. Hayes, 1975, p. 33, no. 95, and the British Museum for an example excavated in Cyprus (acc. no. 1898,0721.1).

    Provenance

    Mr and Mrs A. Constable-Maxwell collection, UK.
    The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass; Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 4th-5th July 1979, lot 180.