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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 100

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA MID 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

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    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, tapering neck and horizontal disk rim, with applied turquoise and yellow marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with shallow vertical striations from the tooling, with applied yellow on the rim, and twin blue lug handles
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Lord Dayton of Corran, Scotland, 1950s.
    with Charles Ede, London, 1984.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR