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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    A ROMAN OPAQUE WHITE GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN OPAQUE WHITE GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    With a globular body, cylindrical neck and flaring inward-folded rim, with slightly concave base, streaky aubergine translucent handles applied at shoulder and beneath rim
    3 in. (7.5 cm.) high


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    Opaque white with brown handles is a more usual colour combination. For a similar bottle with cobalt blue handles excavated in Zara, Croatia see Ravagnan, 1994, p. 44, no. 50.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1987.