5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF GEORGE S. BLUMENTHAL
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA SECOND QUARTER OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Opaque light blue in color, mold blown, the ovoid body with six rectangular panels, two with a pomegranate, two with grape clusters, and two with a cedar cone, a floral motif on the shoulders, alternating leaves and petals above the flat base, with a tall cylindrical neck and an outsplayed mouth, the rim folded in
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
Private Collection, Europe, early 1990s.
Art Market, Geneva.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 June 2002, lot 172.
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For a similar example, see no. 36, pp. 130-131 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass, The First Through Sixth Centuries.
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