A Greek brown core-formed glass alabastron
Lot 182*
A Greek brown core-formed glass alabastron
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
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A Greek brown core-formed glass alabastron
Circa 5th Century B.C.
Possibly from Rhodes, of chocolate brown glass with yellow trail applied to the edge of the disc rim, the cylindrical body with zig-zag decoration in white and yellow, 3½in (9cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, Texas, acquired in Dallas in 1999.
    With Charles Ede Limited, Ancient Glass, vol XIX, 1999, no.3.

    Literature:
    For two examples made in similar opaque red-brown glass decorated with opaque yellow and opaque turquoise-blue trailing in the Toledo Museum of Art. Cf. D.F. Grose, Early Ancient Glass. Core-Formed, Rod-formed, and Cast vessels and Objects from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Roman Empire, 1600 B.C. to 50 A.D., New York, 1989, p.140, nos.85-86.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the provenance for this lot should read: American private collection, Texas, acquired in Dallas in 1999. With Charles Ede Limited, Ancient Glass, vol XIX, 1999, no.3. Sotheby's London, 28 April 1995, lot 7.
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