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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a cylindrical neck and inward-sloping rim, with applied opaque yellow and turquoise marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied turquoise on the rim and yellow on the base-knob, and twin cobalt blue vertical handles
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with 10 King David Antiquities, Jerusalem, 1985.
    New York Private Collection; Christie's, New York, 12 December 2002, lot 357.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR