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A ROMAN BLUE GLASS BOTTLE

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A ROMAN BLUE GLASS BOTTLE

CIRCA FIRST HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN BLUE GLASS BOTTLE CIRCA FIRST HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D. Opaque blue in colour, cast, lathe-cut and polished, the piriform body with two raised horizontal bands low on the shoulders, the base flattened, with a long slightly tapering cylindrical neck, the everted rim decorated with two bands 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Provenance
Private collection, Switzerland.
Private collection, Neuchatel, Switzerland, circa 1970s-1999.
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These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

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For a similar example cf., exhibition catalogue, 3000 Jahre Glaskunst, Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1981, p. 61, no. 144, pl. F9. For another in opaque white see no. 2, p. 88 in 'Recent Important Acquisitions Made by Public and Private Collections in the United States and Abroad', Journal of Glass Studies, 1980, vol. 22.

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