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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Including a jug, aubergine in color, the hexagonal body with tapering shoulders and a cylindrical neck, the flaring rim folded in, with a thin applied handle; a footed cup, translucent yellow-green in color, the biconical body with thin incised grooves, the rim rounded, a flange near the base, on a flaring foot; a dish, pale yellow green in color, the curved bowl on a ring base, the vessel edge turned out to form the rim; and an oinochoe, pale yellow in color, the piriform body with a trefoil mouth, an applied green trail below the rim, an applied green ring foot, and an applied green and red marbled handle
    Tallest: 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high (4)


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    Provenance

    1.-3. Acquired by the current owner prior to 2000.
    4. with Folio Fine Art, London, 1969.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell