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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS TRIPLE BALSAMARIUM

    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS TRIPLE BALSAMARIUM
    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
    The flask pinched to form three conjoined tubular phials, a thread wound spirally around the body and three 'frilled' trail handles running up the sides of each tube, another thick trail around the body above the rounded base, three arched handles (two restored) attached to the tubular inward-folded rim, silvery iridescence
    6¼in. (16 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. 7.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 16hB); acquired from P. Wengraf, London, June 1971.