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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A ROMAN PALE BLUE BLOWN GLASS MINIATURE PILGRIM FLASK

    3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN PALE BLUE BLOWN GLASS MINIATURE PILGRIM FLASK
    3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The circular flattened body with short neck and everted inward-folded rim, two fine applied handles, with golden and opalescent iridescence; and a pale green glass apothecary's phial, with short constricted neck and wide flared rim, the base concave with pontil mark, multicoloured iridescence, circa mid-2nd millennium A.D.
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high and 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, December 1977 (AGv 8h) and from Christopher Sheppard, London, April 2005 (AGv 7.3).