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Lot 0224A
A beautiful early Roman banded glass alabastron, 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD, resembling the gold-band glass technique but here using canes of sandwiched gold-colored glass, azure blue, opaque green, opaque black and opaque white fused together into a swirling pattern. The vessel is long and slender with tapered base, a wide ridge at the base of the long neck for fastening the stopper. A nice example of late Hellenistic - early Roman glass. H: 6 7/8 in (17.4 cm). With custom stand. Cf. Louvre 1 #191-92, Toledo Early Glass #108 and 113 and 225, Constable-Maxwell 21, Wolf Collection 88, Kofler-Truniger 159 (for shape and many colors), Solid Liquid for cane type 70 and 75; Ex English private collection; Hirsch Auction 286 #6 (02/05/2013).


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A beautiful early Roman banded glass alabastron

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jul 22, 2018