4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,500
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Red-brown in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom and tapering shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and horizontal disk rim, with applied turquoise and yellow marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied yellow and turquoise on the rim, the twin red-brown vertical ring handles with knobbed tails
4 in. (11 cm.) high
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For the type see no. 84, p. 139 in Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art.
with Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, 1968.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION