• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 341

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS CONICAL BEAKER OR LAMP

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS CONICAL BEAKER OR LAMP
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    The conical body with everted rim, on ring foot, with three applied green glass blobs, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; a Roman green glass jug, the body decorated with vertical ribs, applied trail around the neck, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a Roman green glass flask, the ovoid body decorated with applied wavy trails, 6 in. (15 cm.) high; and a Roman green glass jug, the barrel-shaped body with wide strap handle, 4¼ in. (11 cm.) high, all circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. (4)


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the European art market in the 1980s.