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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA MID-4TH-LATE 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Cobalt blue, with disk rim, the body wound spirally with marvered opaque white and yellow threads, tooled into a zigzag pattern in the middle of the body, an applied white thread on the rim, applied twin handles at the shoulder
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Spink & Son, London.
    Private collection, Europe, acquired from the above 1960s/1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR