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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    A ROMAN PALE GREEN BLOWN GLASS FLASK

    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN PALE GREEN BLOWN GLASS FLASK
    4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
    With elongated pear-shaped body tapering to tall cylindrical neck, the outward flared mouth with inward-folded tubular rim, two applied blue 'frilled' trails running down opposite sides of the body, forming small ring handles at the neck, on flaring circular foot, the concave base with pontil
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Ink inscribed on the base "Beth Gibrin, Palestine ..."

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 17C); acquired Sotheby's London, 1965, previously Lt. Gen. A.H.L.F. Pitt-Rivers collection, probably purchased from Lawrence circa 1890s.