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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 48

    A ROMAN GLASS FLASK

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS FLASK
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Opaque blue in color, cast and then lathe-cut, the bell-shaped body with a sharp carination, on a low ring foot, with a raised ridge around the shoulders, a cylindrical neck and a wide mouth, the flattened rim with wheel-cut grooves on the top and outer edge
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high


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    For a similar example, see no. 57 in S.B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery.

    Provenance

    with Boris Mussienko, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1980.