Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Translucent white-streaked pale aubergine in color, mold-blown in a two-part mold, the seam running vertically along the length of the ovoid body, with horizontal ridges, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim folded out then in, with twin vertical handles
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
Art Market, London, early 1980s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 187.
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For the type see nos. 65-68 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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