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LOT 0162

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,304; USD 4,385) (‡+bp*)

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LATE ROMAN TURQUOISE BLUE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

A double glass unguentarium composed of two conjoined tapering tubular cells, two applied handles at the shoulder, decorated with applied trails. 5 1/4 in. (53.6 grams, 13.3 cm).

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by the current owner in 2001.
Ex private European collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11328-189913.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Bergman, M. et al., Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1980, items 194-198, for similar.

CONDITION