A Greek colourless glass skyphos

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Lot 74
A Greek colourless glass skyphos

Sold for £ 13,812 (US$ 18,490) inc. premium

Antiquities

23 Jul 2020, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Greek colourless glass skyphos
Hellenistic Period, circa late 3rd-2nd Century B.C.
Cast with a hemispherical bowl set on a gently flared base-ring, the spurred ring handles with flat upper thumb rest plate extending to join the rim, engraved concentric rings on the underside of the foot, 6.5cm high, 8cm diam. excl. handles

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with J.-P. Mariaud de Serres, Paris.
    Private collection, France, acquired from the above 13 June 1997.

    For similar, also in colourless glass, see an example from the J. Pierpont Morgan collection, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 17.194.888 and another at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acc. no. 50.2285.
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