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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    A ROMAN GLASS CUP

    CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS CUP
    CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Amber in color, free-blown, the biconical body with a narrow wheel-cut groove below the rim and a wide wheel-cut groove centered on the body, the base slightly concave
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) high


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    For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf collection see no. 16, p. 73 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.

    Provenance

    with Herzer & Co., Munich, 1970s.
    German Private Collection.