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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Pale yellow-green in color, blown into a two part mold, the ovoid body with horizontal ridges, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim folded out then in, with twin vertical green handles
    4¼ in. (11.4 cm.) high


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    For the type see nos. 65-67, pp. 158-159 in Stern, Toledo Museum of Art, Roman Mold-blown Glass, the First Through Sixth Centuries.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION