• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS PATELLA

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS PATELLA
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Formed from cane sections, many with a central red or opaque white dot on a purple ground and enclosed within an opaque white band, others of turquoise or emerald green ground with opaque white spirals, all on a purple ground, the carinated exterior with two convex curves, on an applied outsplayed purple ring base
    3½ in. (8.8 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Carl Kempe (1884-1967), Sweden; Bonhams, London, 29 April 2004, lot 102.