3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA MID 4TH-LATE 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, a tapering cylindrical neck, and a horizontal disk rim, with applied opaque yellow and white marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern in the middle of the body, an applied yellow thread on the rim, the twin dark blue lugs below the shoulders
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
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Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION