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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The dark turquoise body wound with three groups of fine marvered white spiralling threads, an applied yellow trail around the everted rim edge, applied twin 'duck head' handles
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Cf. D. F. Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, 1989, pp. 114-115, where this type as a sub-class of Class I:F is discussed in detail.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 9D); acquired Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 26 September 1972, lot 6, previously in the Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) collection, Minneapolis, U.S.A.