12 June 2002,
Price realised USD 22,705
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A GREEK GLASS SKYPHOS
Hellenistic Period, Circa Late 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C.
Pale yellow-green in color, cast, lathe-cut and polished, the hemispherical body on an outsplayed ring foot, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates designed to be held with the thumb, forefinger and middle-finger
2¾ in. (7 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 37 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
Dutch Collection, 1960's
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