• Ancient Glass from the Shlomo  auction at Christies

    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED AMPHORISKOS AND AN ALABASTRON

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED AMPHORISKOS AND AN ALABASTRON
    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The cobalt blue amphoriskos with broad ovoid body and a spherical base-knob, a cylindrical neck, inward-sloping disc rim, twin handles applied at shoulder and beneath rim, with opaque white thread wound spirally on the body and neck, tooled into a festoon pattern on the body; the dark blue alabastron with piriform body with cylindrical neck and horizontal disc rim, an opaque white thread attached at the top of the mouth and wound spirally around the body, tooled into a festoon pattern, with twin dark blue lug handles on the shoulder
    Amphoriskos: 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high; alabastron: 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Japan, acquired between 1968-1972.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 5-6 December 2001, lot 559.