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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE

    SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST QUARTER OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
    SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST QUARTER OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Opaque white in color, blown in a three-part mold, the bulbous body with six rectangular panels framed by columns, each panel containing a vessel in relief, including hydriae, amphorae and kraters, fillets suspended below the panels, with alternating large and small fruits below each column, the shoulders with six arches, each containing a dome-shaped object, on a ring base, the cylindrical neck with a slight bulge on one side, the rim folded in
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high


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    For a similar example, perhaps from the same mold, see nos. 15 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, acquired in 1986.
    Anonymous sale; Arte Primitivo, New York, 6 March 2002, lot 20.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR