• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 342

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The body wound with horizontal trail, zigzag trail beneath the everted rim, 4 in. (10 cm.) high; a glass double unguentarium with black iridescence, 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high; two green glass spherical bodied flasks with tall cylindrical necks, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high max.; and three small green glass flasks with ribbed bodies, all 1st-4th century A.D., 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high max. (7)


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    Provenance

    Items one and two: With Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1960s.
    Items three and four: Formerly in a Welsh private collection, 1960s.
    Items five, six, seven: Formerly in a German private collection, 1970s.