4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 9,750
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE
CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth, with applied opaque yellow and turquoise marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied turquoise on the rim and flaring foot
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
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American Private Collection, 1980s.
with Fortuna Ancient Art, New York, 1999.
THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
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