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Large Ancient Roman Glass Cinerarium Vessel - 100 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,480) 99.4%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291696625172 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A large, beautiful and well provenanced Roman glass cinerarium, dating to the 1st - 2nd Century AD.The hand blown ovoid body with folded tubular rim, the base slightly kicked in, the separately blown lid with thick cylindrical handle at the top, pinched in at the sides.An exceptional piece of Roman glasswork, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Century. Though many of these vessels were used as cineraria, their main use was as containers for the home, as finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum testify. Intact examples such as this are very rare.A similar example (though without its lid) can be found in the Corning Museum of Glass, cf. Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol 1, no.307. Height: 11 3/4 inches including the lid.Condition: A very rare complete example, with original lid. One or two tiny chips to rim of lid and one very minor hairline to shoulder of vessel. An outstanding example. Provenance: Ex. Sangiorgi collection (acquired in the 19th Century), originally offered for sale at Christies, 3rd June 1999, lot. 121.Georgio Sangiorgi is one of the most famous names associated with the field of Ancient Glass collecting. Working from the Galleria Sangiorgi in the Palazzo Borghese, Sangiorgi acquired the most magnificent collection of ancient glass, seeking only the finest examples. The remains of a 19th/early 20th century label can be seen on the glass on one side. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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