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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 261

    A ROMAN DARK AMBER GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN DARK AMBER GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Mould-blown, the body with four panels of scrolling foliate pattern and the two panels under the handles with stylized palm frond, arches on the shoulder, with short neck and everted, inward-folded rim, with twin loop handles applied at the shoulder and neck
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    Y. Israeli, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, exhibition cat. (Israel Museum), Jerusalem, 2011, p. 51.

    For a similar flask, cf. Stern, 1995, pp. 156-157, no. 63. Stern notes that the shape and decoration on this bottle "belongs to one of an unknown number of Series derived from a Type created by Ennion"; see the original signed Ennion now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (no. 81.10.224, Lightfoot, 2015, no. 9). Other similar flasks to the present lot include Corning Museum of Glass no. 59.1.81 (once R. Winfield-Smith collection) and Yale University Art Gallery no. 1855.6.80 (see Matheson, 1980, p. 57, no. 129).

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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.


    Exhibited

    The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, May-December 2011.