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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    A ROMAN PALE BLUE GLASS LIDDED PYXIS OR INKWELL

    1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN PALE BLUE GLASS LIDDED PYXIS OR INKWELL
    1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The cylindrical body with flanged folded base and similar collar around the shoulder, the hollow knobbed lid tapering towards the base and conical at the top, upper and lower part divided by a folded flange, some pale lilac iridescence
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high incl. lid


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    Cf. S. H. Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, Newark, 1976, p. 119, no. 145 for similar, described as an inkwell; A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Köln, 1974, no. 298; and J. B. Hayes, Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1975, no. 129.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGh 9 lA); acquired from Sheppard and Cooper Ltd, London, October 1977.