6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 4,500 - USD 5,500
TWO ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. AND 4TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a bottle, pale-green in color, free-blown, with a globular body and cylindrical neck tapering toward the rim, the flat rim folded out then in, on a concave base; and a lentoid flask, pale-green in color, free-blown, with a cylindrical neck ground flat at the lip, on a flat base
Lentoid flask: 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2)
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For a similar lentoid flask from the Eastern Mediterranean, see no. 357 in Israeli, et al., Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum.
Collection of Irving Bernstein (d. 1997).
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine, 27 May 2007, lots 889 (bottle) and 818 (flask).