10-12-2013 10-12-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2678B Boston
October 12, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Roman Glass Quatrefoil Balsamarium Vessel

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2678B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 12, 2013 11:00AM


Roman Glass Quatrefoil Balsamarium Vessel, probably 2nd century, conjoined, tapered tube form with flared mouth, pale green with iridescence to surface, with thin raised bands of glass molded around the middle and a meandering decorative handle above, lg. 4 7/8 in.
Estimate $600-800

the original handle might have been longer, minor chips to decorative bands

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longer, minor chips