3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Aubergine in color, free-blown, with a spherical body and slightly tapering cylindrical neck, the rim flaring, on a flat base
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) high
Stephen Shalom, New York, 1940s-1950s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 2002 (Glasses of Antiquity, no. 52).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 157.
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