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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 278

    A ROMAN PALE GREEN GLASS BOTTLE

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN PALE GREEN GLASS BOTTLE
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Mould-blown, the spherical body decorated in relief on each side of the mould seam, one side with a rosette with six oval petals with fleur-de-lis between each pair, the other with a rosette with six heart-shaped petals, each with a central rib, both rosettes surrounded by continuous band of intersecting meander, the tall cylindrical neck with collared rim, on an oval flat base
    6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    For a very similar bottle, see Whitehouse, 2001, p. 132, no. 639. It is probable that both this lot and the bottle in the Corning Museum of Art have come from the same mould and each have had a little further inflation which expands and can slightly distort the decoration. For further examples of the type, though from different moulds, see the Hermitage Collection, acc. no. ?.1887.9 and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, acc. no. 22.626 (von Saldern, 1968, no. 40) where both sides have the same 12-petal rosette; see Dusenbery, 1971, no. 12 for a full listing of comparables.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1994.