3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,375
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Dark blue in color, the straight-sided fusiform body with a pointed base, a cylindrical neck and an inward sloping rim, with opaque yellow and white marvered threads attached at the rim and wound spirally along the entire length of the body, tooled into a feather pattern in the middle of the body, twin dark blue lugs on the shoulders
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
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Acquired by the family of the current owner between 1981 and 2000.
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION