11 December 2003
A BYZANTINE GLASS LAMP
Circa Late 4th-5th Century A.D.
Nearly colorless, free-blown, conical in form, the straight rim sloping outward, with three cobalt blue applied dots
7 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1960s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 2002 (Glasses of Antiquity, no. 104).
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For a similar example see cat. no. 158 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE, Ernesto Wolf Collection.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru