25 October 2016,
Price realised USD 22,500
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN PALE GREEN GLASS LIDDED CINERARY URN
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high
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with Masao Sera, Osaka.
Acquired by the family of the current owner from the above, 1962; thence by descent.
THE PROPERTY OF A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTOR
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