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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Cobalt blue in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, rounded shoulders, cylindrical neck and wide disk rim, with applied white and yellow marvered threads attached at the rim and wound spirally along the length of the body and tooled into a feather pattern, an applied yellow thread at the edge of the rim, twin dark blue lugs on the shoulders
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Folio Fine Art, London, 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell