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Lot 0068B
Ancient Near East, Islamic, ca. 9th to 10th century CE. A lovely glass bottle of a pale, near-opaque yellow color with a concave base and smooth pontil scar, a bulbous body with dozens of raised nubbin-shaped bulbs, a rolling shoulder leading to a tubular neck, and a thick rolled rim. Adding to its attractive appearance are thick areas of fiery rainbow-hued iridescence in amethyst, citrine, emerald, sapphire, turquoise, and ruby colors, with scattered sections of silvery, black, and golden iridescence as well. Though the iridescence on this vessel is stunning in the photographs, it looks absolutely jaw-dropping in person! Size: 3" W x 4.125" H (7.6 cm x 10.5 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Neck reattached to body with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, minor chips to iridescence layer along neck, and some light roughness along rim. Light earthen deposits and fabulous rainbow iridescence throughout. Great scattered areas of silvery, black, and golden iridescence.

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Islamic Glass Bottle - Gorgeous Iridescence

Estimate $600 - $900Jul 19, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA