ROMAN GLASS LIDDED PYXIS, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

$3,500.00

Culture: Roman
Date: circa 4th Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Lid intact, body re-assembled from several fragments, with iridescence.
Provenance: Ex- European private collection 1980s – 1990s.
Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.5 cm.)
Ref No. RO1185

Description

Body cylindrical and blue in color with a pale green domed lid.

cf: Kofler Truniger collection, no. 50, p. 35, Christie’s London, 5 March 1985; Sotheby’s Ancient Glass, London, no. 64. November 1987; The Benzian Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Sorheby’s London, July 1994, no. 97, p.61; Verres Antiques et de L’Islam, Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D, June 1985, lots 161-62, p. 75.

Literature: 3000 Jahre Glaskunst, exhibition cataogue, Lucerne, 1981 p. 98, no. 369