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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A ROMAN GLASS JUG

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS JUG
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Pale yellow in color, the piriform body mold blown, then further inflated and twisted, producing spiral ribs, with a long cylindrical neck and splayed mouth, a thick dark green applied notched ring around the neck, the dark green applied ring base with pinched toes, the dark green strap handle dropped on to the body, pulled up and joined to the underside of the rim
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high


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    For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf collection see no. 95, p. 205 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Harmer Rooke and Co., New York, 19 December 1999, lot 181.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR