3 June 2009
FOUR ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.
All free-blown, including a flask, light blue-green in color, the ribbed globular body on a concave base with a wide flaring neck; a beaker, pale green in color, cylindrical in form, flaring to the rounded rim, with an applied green trail and a disk foot; a jug, light green in color, the cylindrical body with a short neck, flaring mouth and strap handle; and a bottle, pale yellow-green in color, with an ovoid body on a concave base, the cylindrical neck pinched at the bottom, the mouth flaring
Jug: 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high (4)
1.& 2. with Charles Ede, London, 1974.
3. with Charles Ede, London, 1993.
4. with Folio Fine Art, London, 1969.
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The ovoid bottle not illustrated.
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
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