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Lot 4841

Fine Thread-wound Bottle in Deep Blue. Roman, 1st century AD. Cf. Sammlung Oppenlander no. 645. Charming little bottle, delicately blown in deep azure or cerulean glass, with shallow funnel mouth, tapered neck flaring into ovoid body. Starting at neck and ending at base, bottle wound with fine, thin glass thread, apparently of the same blue, rather than in contrasting white. Minor restoration to part of rim, otherwise in choice condition. A few spots of white patina/iridescence, partcularly along last length of threading. Rest of bottle with transparent iridescent in bright reds and greens. Height: 2-7/8". Scarce and sought after subclass of Roman glass, particularly in this eye pleasing blue.
Estimated Value $900-UP.

Realized $1,323

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