Lot 152: A nice Roman ceramic lamp
November 6, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A nice Roman ceramic lamp, c. AD 90 - 140, with circular body and short rounded nozzle, the plain discus, with fill-hole at center, set off from the shoulder by molded rim, ring handle at rear. On bottom a base ring with plain center. L: 4 in (10.8 cm). Some restoration to top of handle brown slip covered with heavy soot from use in antiquity. Cf. Bailey, Vol. III, no. Q158 for a near identical example. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.
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