Lot 728

A Roman glass unguent bottle with figural gold lid, 1st century

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Hammer price € 40,000

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Description

Oblong gold ribbon glass perfume bottle, the rim of which has a gold border. The lid is designed as a delicate, graceful woman's head (with a long neck and necklace) and has a long spike on the underside with which drop by drop the precious perfume could be removed from the container. The lid and the bezel are connected by a chain. The thick glass is polychrome (turquoise, blue, white etc.) with gold threads worked into it. Length 11.8 cm. Weight 49 g.
Exceptional in this design and condition.

Provenance: South German private collection.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 879. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).