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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    A ROMAN GREEN BLOWN GLASS BEAK-SPOUTED JUG

    2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GREEN BLOWN GLASS BEAK-SPOUTED JUG
    2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The squat globular body with kicked-in base, an applied trail around the shoulder and edge of base, the neck with flaring collared rim and stretched angled lip, with thick applied trail handle pinched and folded to form raised thumbrest above the rim, with cream iridescence
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Cf. F. Fremersdorf and E. Polonyi-Fremersdorf, Die Farblosen Gläser der Frühzeit in Köln, Köln, 1984, pp. 81-82, nos. 185-187; and N. Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, The State Hermitage, 1997, p. 308 ff., nos. 274-277, for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 14hA); acquired from Galerie Arete, Zurich, January 1972.