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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    A ROMAN OLIVE GREEN BLOWN GLASS ARYBALLOS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN OLIVE GREEN BLOWN GLASS ARYBALLOS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The heavy spherical body with flat base, the short cylindrical neck with heavy two-stepped flanged rim, the body with wheel-cut single and double horizontal lines, two thick 'dolphin' handles attached to neck and shoulder
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    Cf. A. von Saldern, Glas von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil, Mainz am Rhein, 1980, p. 129, no. 129 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 13hB); acquired from Galerie Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, September 1979.