• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired in Damascus by the previous owner, a diplomat, 1960s.