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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS QUADRUPLE BALSAMARIUM

    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS QUADRUPLE BALSAMARIUM
    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
    The body pinched to form four conjoined tubular phials, with spiral trail wound around the lower body and a tall zigzag trail running around the neck, an elaborate three-tiered composite arched handle above, with silvery iridescence
    9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) high


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    EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
    50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Circle of Glass Collectors, Broadfield House Glass Museum and The Pilkington Glass Museum, 1987-1988, no. 6.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 23h); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, January 1973.