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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 65

    AN EARLY ISLAMIC 'BLACK' GLASS BIRD FRAGMENT

    9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY ISLAMIC 'BLACK' GLASS BIRD FRAGMENT
    9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
    The black body with applied details in red and opaque white glass comprising head, eyes, beak, folded wings and knob feet
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diam.


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    Cf. S. Carboni, Glass from Islamic Lands, London, 2001, pp. 302-303, cat. 79 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGs 3.5); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, April 1982.