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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 65

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    1ST-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    1ST-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Comprising a pale green carafe of tall slender form with faint vertical ribs, on conical foot, with a single applied trail around the funnel neck, 4th-6th Century A.D., 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high; a pale blue carafe of bulbous form, on ring base, with two applied trails at base of tall funnel neck, 3rd-5th Century A.D., 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high; an iridescent pale blue beaker, the cylindrical body with protruding fold around the base and flaring rim, 1st-2nd Century A.D., 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; and a large green dish, the base with faint traces of radiating ribs, with short vertical sides, circa 1st-4th Century A.D., 8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.) diam. (4)


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    Provenance

    Collection of Lady Dale, acquired during the 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF LADY DALE
    Lots 65-69 and 174

    Lady Dale's interest in antiquities began in 1968 when she went to live in the Lebanon with her husband, Sir William Dale, legal advisor to the UN Relief and Works Agency. There she became interested in archaeology and started collecting glass, ceramics, beads and amulets. Lady Dale made a serious study of jewellery, and was fascinated by the importance of amulets as protection against the 'evil eye'. In 1978 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, organised the exhibition Ancient Ornament: Beads from the Ancient Near East from the Collection of Lady Dale.