25 October 2016
THE PROPERTY OF A SAN FRANCISCO PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN PALE GREEN GLASS CUP AND UNGUENTARIUM
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Taller: 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high
with Mele Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above, 1984.
Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 183 (part).
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International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
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