4 June 2008
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the cylindrical body with rounded bottom, rounded shoulders, short cylindrical neck and horizontal disk rim, with applied white, yellow and red marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied yellow and white marvered bands below, applied opaque red on the rim, the twin blue vertical handles with long tails
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
with Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, 1968.
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Please note that the estimate for this lot is now $2,000-3,000.
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