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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ARYBALLOS

    LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ARYBALLOS
    LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The dark blue spherical body with opaque yellow and turquoise marvered decoration, comprising a yellow trail spiralling around the shoulder, a yellow and turquoise zigzag pattern around the body with two yellow bands below, an applied turquoise trail around everted rim edge, twin 'duck head' handles
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high


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    Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 53 and 64, no. 143 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 6); acquired Sotheby's London, 29 November 1965, lot 31.