3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
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, angled shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and broad horizontal disk rim, the body with bands of opaque white, yellow and turquoise marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a feather pattern in six columns, an applied yellow thread at the edge of the rim, the twin cobalt blue ring handles with long tails
5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm.) high
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For the type see no. 125, p. 153 in Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass.
William Bowmore, AO OBE (1909-2008), Australia, collected circa 1988; Mossgreen Auctions, Melbourne, 24 November 2008.