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Lot 0035D
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A tall and beautiful free-blown oinochoe formed from translucent, pale yellow-green glass with a slight concave base and rough pontil scar, a piriform body with a rounded shoulder, a tubular neck, a wide trefoil spout, and an applied trail handle joining rim to body. Thick bands of trailing are applied around the neck as well as just beneath the spout rim, giving it a personalized presentation. Faint areas of silvery iridescence adorn most exterior surfaces, though brilliant silver and rainbow iridescence accentuates the interior of the rim. Custom lucite display stand included. Size: 2.5" W x 6.25" H (6.4 cm x 15.9 cm); 6.4" H (16.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Published in "Shining Vessels: Ancient Glass from Greek, Roman and Islamic Times." Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1991, p. 69, fig. 123.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, and minor nicks to upper handle terminal, otherwise intact and excellent. Nice earthen deposits throughout, with faint silver iridescence on exterior and great silver and rainbow iridescence within rim.

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Published Roman Glass Trefoil Oinochoe

Estimate $1,000 - $1,400Oct 11, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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