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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 123

    A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS BOTTLE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS BOTTLE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Cobalt blue in color with an applied opaque white trail wound spirally around the body and neck, marvered and tooled into a festoon pattern, then inflated, the spherical body with a cylindrical neck and funnel-shaped mouth, on a flat base
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    New York Private Collection (acquired in the 1990s); Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 2006, lot 4.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR