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LOT 0006

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,630 - 6,940
USD ($) 5,200 - 7,800

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,164; USD 4,683) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Egyptian Turquoise Glass Face Inlay

Ptolemaic Period, 3rd-1st century BC

A turquoise glass inlay of a profile head with raised eyebrow and eye-line, neat facial detailing with curved slot beside the ear; mounted on a custom-made stand. 79 grams total, 40mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
From a UK collection; previously sold Bonhams, London, 15th October 2008, lot 29 (£8,000); formerly acquired in Germany in the 1960s; accompanied by a copy of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages.

Literature
Cf. Goldstein, S., Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning museum of Glass, New York, 1979, pp.242-243, no.702.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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