Lot 194: GREEN GLASS STEM CUP POSSIBLY TANG-LIAO DYNASTY, 9TH-12TH CENTURY 8cm high
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
GREEN GLASS STEM CUP
POSSIBLY TANG-LIAO DYNASTY, 9TH-12TH CENTURY
the separately cast cup and foot joined at the centre of the stem, the rim of the cup and foot each decorated with a band of stylized archaic dragons, the cup set with a pair of handles suspending loose rings, with fitted hardwood box
- With soiled deposits and encrustation as consistent with age, particularly to the underside and to the centre of the interior
- There is a burst bubble at the mouth rim as well as old rim nicks/chips
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Private Scottish collection.