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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    THREE ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    THREE ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    All pale green in color, free-blown, one a globular jar, the flaring rim folded in, on a concave base; and two beakers, one with a biconical body and a rounded rim, on a flaring foot, with four sets of thin incised grooves; and one with a long cylindrical body, flaring at the rim and above the concave base
    Jar: 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    Jar: acquired in the 1970s-1980s.
    Beakers: The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection of Ancient Glass; Christie's, London, 9 July 1991, lot 64 (part).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON


    Exhibited

    Beaker with incision: Memphis, Tennessee, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Ancient Glass, Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, October 1964 - January 1965, no. 91.