12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS JAR
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color with applied opaque white threads tooled into a wide festoon pattern along the body and marbling around the base, bulbous in shape with concave neck and rounded rim, on a rounded base, with a single applied vertical loop handle composed of blue, white and amber canes
4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm) high
Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby's New York, 14 December 1994, lot 174
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For a similar example, said to be from the Eastern Mediterranean, see no. 315, pl. 167 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
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