6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Mold-blown, opaque blue in color, the hexagonal body with rectangular panels on each side framed by columns topped by triangular pediments, each panel with a different bird perched on a rock or nest, the convex base with twenty-six upturned tongues, the flat base with a seam, with a convex shoulder, a long cylindrical neck and a folded flaring rim
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
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For similar hexagonal vessels with bird iconography see nos. 45-47 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
London Art Market, 1990.
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