London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A LARGE GROUP OF MAINLY ROMAN PALE GREEN AND BLUE GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-5TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
Including a tall beaker with deeply indented sides on flanged foot, 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high; another on raised conical foot with carinated profile and thin trail below the flaring lip, 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) high; a stemmed cup with splayed foot, the body with faint spiral striations, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high; a small jug with rounded body, the neck with flaring rim and applied dark green trail, similar trailed handle, 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high; a jug with rectangular body and trailed handle, the underside of the base with moulded design showing bosses within a lattice pattern, 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high; a larger jug similar, with broad strap handle, 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high; a large dish with folded rim and domed centre, on folded ring foot, 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam.; a dropper flask in the shape of a duck, with a trefoil lip, 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high; a group of unguentaria of mainly tall slender form with small bodies, one with deeply indented body, another miniature one with disc-shaped body, 2 to 6¼ in. (5 to 16.5 cm.) high; and four coloured glass bracelets, one with yellow, red and green outer band and two of twisted trail form, Roman to Islamic period, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. max.; some vessels with iridescence(a lot)
German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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Four items: L. Geiges, Die Regio, Landschaft am Oberrhein, Eine Kulturgeschichte in Bildern, Köln, 1986, "Wie's die Römer trieben", col. pl.
One item: L. Geiges, Oberrheinisches Mosaik, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1974, pl. 140.
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