6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA MID 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, rounded shoulders, a cylindrical neck and horizontal disk rim, the body with alternating opaque white and yellow marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with shallow vertical striations from the tooling, and twin blue lug handles
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
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For the type see no. 138, p. 158 in Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art.
European Private Collection, 1980s.
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