9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
SIX ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a pale yellow ribbed bottle, the cylindrical body mold-blown then further inflated and twisted, tapering to the narrow neck; a pale blue-green aryballos, the free-blown spherical body with thick walls and a rounded bottom; two pale green unguentaria, free-blown, the tubular bodies pinched to create two compartments; a pale green amphora with an ovoid body; and a pale green sprinkler flask, the globular body on a concave base, the twin handles with three pinched protuberances
Tallest: 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high (6)
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The bottle not illustrated.
Acquired in Israel in the 1960s-1970s (the unguentaria with Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, 1968).
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