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Lot 4846

Large, Important Wheel-cut Flask. Roman, c. 2nd to 3rd century A.D. Cf. Sammlung Opplander no. 508; and especially a beaker, lot no. 4742, seen previously for like wheel-cut ornament, perhaps from the same workshop. This a grand-sized version in aqua-green glass of the basic bottle/ungentarium shape: cylinder neck atop piriform body, the mouth folded and throated, with rim slightly everted. At regular intervals on neck and body, three broad cut grooves encircle the vessel, these flanked by two narrower sharper grooves. Fabulously preserved for a glass object this size, and with out any of the usual age cracks seen on large heavy glass. Some minor, cleanble black crust, overall with fine transparent iridescence favoring greens and magentas, and muted coppers. Height: 12-1.8". A museum piece, not to be missed!
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized $3,163

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