11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE
CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth, the body with applied opaque yellow and white marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with an applied yellow trail below, on the rim and flaring foot, with a single arching handle
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
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