• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    AN ACHAEMENID ROD-FORMED GLASS KOHL VESSEL

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ACHAEMENID ROD-FORMED GLASS KOHL VESSEL
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of dark green glass, appearing black, the lip with twisted coil of opaque yellow and pale blue around the rim, with short cylindrical neck and four vestigial knobs on the shoulder, the tapering body of square section, with marvered opaque pale blue chevrons between thick opaque yellow bands, with opaque turquoise and yellow zig-zags around the middle, the base flattened
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high


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    For a related example also in dark green, cf. D.F. Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, New York, 1989, p. 86, fig. 31. This type belongs to Barag Group IB, cf. D.P. Barag, Rod-Formed Kohl Tubes of the Mid-First Millennium, B.C., New York 1975, pp. 26-27.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Formerly in a private Swiss collection, acquired in the 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    GLASS PART I