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A Group of Fifteen Roman Miniature Glass Vessels, circa 1st/4th century A.D.

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Estimate:

300

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- 500 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

A Group of Fifteen Roman Miniature Glass Vessels, circa 1st/4th century A.D.

A Group of Fifteen Roman Miniature Glass Vessels, circa 1st/4th century A.D.

Estimate:

300

to
- 500 GBP

Lot sold:

2,394

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

A Group of Fifteen Roman Miniature Glass Vessels

circa 1st/4th century A.D.


Tallest 4.7 cm.

15

First vessel in second row has partly detached handle and possibly had a second handle. Second vessels in first and last rows have slightly worn and pitted surfaces. First vessel in third row iridescent.


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This lot originally stated that there was a piece count of 16 miniature vessels. This has been amended with the correct piece count of fifteen.
Ernst and Marthe Kofler-Truniger Collection, Lucerne
Christie's, London, Ancient Glass, Formerly the Kofler-Truniger Collection, March 5th and 6th, 1985, no. 204, illus.
acquired by the current owner at the above sale

PUBLISHED 

Beat Rütti, 

3000 Jahre Glaskunst von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil, Lucerne, 1981, p. 69, no. 201

Kunstmuseum Luzern, "3000 Jahre Glaskunst von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil", July 19th-September 13th, 1981