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Lot 0097
A GROUP OF THREE ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM, 2ND/4TH CENTURY AD, comprising a pale green flask example with wide funnel mouth with a rolled under edge, over a pinched, flaring neck, above wide shoulders, over a tapering body terminating in a rounded base; a very pale green flaring funnel mouth flask example, with long tapered neck, over a globular body; and a blue green beaker example with rolled wide mouth funnel, over a tapered cylindrical body, with applied glass ribbon; each with an acrylic base, tallest unguentarium: height: 5 1/2", diameter: 2 1/2" Provenance: Estate of Laura Gerow Bramlette, heiress of Morton D. May and the Mays Department Store fortune.


The largest bottle has a break with losses at shoulder approximately 1 1/2" x 1/2", expected surface wear, dust, dirt, encrustation, and soil throughout, iridescent surfaces throughout most, but some having more than others. Overall in fair to good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.

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Estimate $450 - $850Oct 6, 2018