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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 146

    SEVEN ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    SEVEN ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Including a beaker with pinched walls and flaring rim, on a concave base; a miniature unguentarium; a tall candlestick unguentarium; a flask with seven pinched ribs, a tapering rounded base, cylindrical neck and wide flaring mouth; an ovoid amphoriskos with twin handles, cylindrical mouth and rounded base; a piriform bottle with a cylindrical neck, flaring mouth and concave base; and a piriform amphoriskos with blue trailing wound spirally around the body, the rim folded out then in, on a flaring foot, with applied twin handles
    Tallest: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (7)


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    Provenance

    Acquired 1970s-early 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON


    Exhibited

    Beaker: Memphis, Tennessee, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Ancient Glass, Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, October 1964 - January 1965, no. 56.