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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    THREE ROMAN GLASS VESSELS

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    All amber in color, free-blown, one an oinochoe with an ovoid body, cylindrical neck, trefoil mouth and concave base, with an applied handle; a flask with a ribbed lentoid body and a cylindrical neck, the flaring rim folded in, with applied twin handles; and a globular sprinkler flask with seven pinched ribs, the cylindrical neck constricted on the interior, on a base of seven pinched toes, the wide funnel mouth with a rounded rim, an applied ring below
    First: 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    Flask: with Charles Ede, London, 1997.
    Other two: Acquired by the current owner prior to 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

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