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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    A ROMAN PALE GREEN BLOWN GLASS FLASK

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN PALE GREEN BLOWN GLASS FLASK
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The squat biconical body with five dimpled indentations, with slightly flaring cylindrical neck pinched in at base, the concave base with applied circular ring, remains of trail around the neck, iridescence
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Köln, 1974, p. 217, no. 627, for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 13); acquired from Galerie Arete, Zurich, January 1972.