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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    A ROMAN GLASS JUG

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS JUG
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Transparent blue-green in color, the octagonal body mold-blown, the flat base with a molded pin-wheel, with rounded shoulders, a tapering cylindrical neck, and a funnel-shaped mouth, the strap handle attached at the shoulder, pulled up and curved under the lip
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.)


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    For a similar example see no. 162 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.

    Provenance

    H. J. Lutcher Stark, acquired 1927-1929.
    Nelda C. & H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1965.
    Robert Willson and Margaret Pace Willson, 1986.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION