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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 60

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS

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

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION