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Lot 0046H
Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A conical mold-blown glass form with a rounded bottom and a thick, flat rim, all boasting beautiful green hues with areas of rainbow and silvery iridescence. Archaeologists have discovered such forms in ancient tombs. Historians believe that they were either used to contain scented oils or as lamps for the deceased to carry with them to the next world. Nice earth deposits and rainbow iridescence, a stunning patina that is the result of thousands of years of graceful aging. Custom stand. Size: vessel measures 3.125" W x 4.75" H (7.9 cm x 12.1 cm); 5.375" H (13.7 cm) with stand

Provenance: Ex-collection of M.W.H., Germany. Acquired before 1960.

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Small chips to rim, else intact and excellent.

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Desirable Roman Conical Green Glass Vessel

Estimate $900 - $1,200Sep 22, 2016
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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