12 June 2002,
Price realised USD 7,170
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
Syro-Palestinian, Circa First Half of 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color with a single opaque reddish-brown streak through the neck and body, mold-blown, the bulbous body with six rectangular panels framed by columns, each panel containing a figure of a vessel in relief including hydriae, amphorae, and kraters, fillets suspended from the panels below, with alternating fruits below each column, the shoulder with six pointed arches, each containing an ovoid object, on a low-footed base with two raised concentric circles, the cylindrical neck flaring towards the mouth, the rim infolded
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
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For examples from closely related molds in the Toledo Museum of Art, see nos. 26 and 27 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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