3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a long cylindrical neck, and inward-sloping disk rim, with applied opaque yellow and white marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a festoon pattern in the middle of the body, with applied twin transparent blue vertical handles and a base-knob
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
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For similar examples see nos. 170, 172 and 176 in Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass.
Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION