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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets