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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    A ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS

    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS
    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Transparent light green in color, with a wide body, on a ring foot, the vertical walls narrowing slightly towards the rim, with lathe-cut concentric bands on the underside, a single groove on the interior below the rim, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim
    2¾ in. (6.9 cm.) high


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    For a related example, thought to be Eastern Mediterranean in origin, see no. 58 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.

    Provenance

    German Private Collection, 1995.