6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 97,000
USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
A ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS
CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Transparent light green in color, with a wide body, on a ring foot, the vertical walls narrowing slightly towards the rim, with lathe-cut concentric bands on the underside, a single groove on the interior below the rim, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim
2¾ in. (6.9 cm.) high
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For a related example, thought to be Eastern Mediterranean in origin, see no. 58 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
German Private Collection, 1995.
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