4 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION
A ROMAN GLASS RIBBED BOWL
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Pale green in color, sagged with thin vertical ribs, two pairs of wheel-cut grooves on the interior; together with a pale green mold-blown grape flask; a honey-gold mold-blown jug with horizontal scrolling between vertical tongues; a pale yellow free-blown jar with four handles; a pale green mold-blown trefoil jug, further inflated with spiral ribs; an olive-green free-blown ovoid jug; a honey gold free-blown ovoid bottle with twin handles; a pale green free-blown jar, the spherical body pinched; and a flask with a cylindrical neck, swelling body and pointed base
5 in. (12.7 cm.) diameter (9)
Acquired in the 1960s-1970s, likely in Israel.
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See illustration for the ribbed bowl.
This lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.
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