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LOT 0730

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,200 - 1,670
USD ($) 1,360 - 1,910

Opening Bid
£900 (EUR 1,076; USD 1,225) (+bp*)

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Roman Deep Blue Iridescent Glass Bottle

2nd-4th century AD

A bulbous opaque dark glass bottle with tapering cylindrical neck and broad, flat rim; iridescent surfaces. 170 grams, 84mm (3 1/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From a deceased gentleman, London/Israel collection, 1970-1999.

Literature
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 74.51.148, for a similar shape.