Date: 2ND - 1ST CENTURY BC.
Provenance: EX: NYC PRIVATE COLLECTION. EX: NEW YORK ART MARKET.
Condition: INTACT, WITH SOME MINOR REPAIR TOWARDS THE LOWER BODY, EXCELLENT IRIDESCENCE AND OVERALL CONDITION.
Measurements: 6 INCHES HIGH, (15.5 CMS).
Cf: for a closely similar example, see Sotheby's Important Ancient Glass Auction, from the Collection formed by the British Rail Fund, London, 24 November 1997, lot no. 2. Also see Group lll, no. 174, pp - 171, (missing one handle), The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, Core- Formed, Rod-Formed, and Cast Vessels and objects from the late Bronze Age to the early Roman Empire.
A very rare type of early glass, with exceptional eye appeal. Similar objects fetch beyond $10,0000 in auctions, especialy the non repaired ones. A closely similar one, about the same size, sold for $11,875 for an estimate of $5,000 - $7,000, (lot 113, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 4 June 2008).