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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    All free-blown, including a flask, light blue-green in color, the ribbed globular body on a concave base with a wide flaring neck; a beaker, pale green in color, cylindrical in form, flaring to the rounded rim, with an applied green trail and a disk foot; a jug, light green in color, the cylindrical body with a short neck, flaring mouth and strap handle; and a bottle, pale yellow-green in color, with an ovoid body on a concave base, the cylindrical neck pinched at the bottom, the mouth flaring
    Jug: 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high (4)


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    The ovoid bottle not illustrated.

    Provenance

    1.& 2. with Charles Ede, London, 1974.
    3. with Charles Ede, London, 1993.
    4. with Folio Fine Art, London, 1969.


    Pre-Lot Text

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