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LOT 0247

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Western Asiatic Sassanian Facetted Cup

3rd-7th century AD

A squat green glass cup with dimple base and everted rim, bands of wheel-cut facets to the outer face, loop handle with thumb-pad and spur. 116 grams, 12.2cm (4 3/4"). Fine condition, repaired.

Property of a North London gentleman; previously in an important Mayfair collection.
Cf. Whitehouse, D., Sassanian and Post-Sassanian Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2005, item 47, for type.