|ROMAN TETRADECAGON FACETED ROCK CRYSTAL AMPHORISKOS
with antique silver-gilt cap and chains. It has a canted lip, a pair of pointed-arch handles beginning at the cylindrical neck down to the curving shoulders. The fourteen-facet, cylindrical body with a peg foot; with silver-gilt cap and three antique silver gilt chains descending from a ring and joined to each arm and the antique cap by a ring. Rare and choice!
Ca. 2nd Century AD
L. of vase 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.); L. with gilt mts. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.)
Ex J.R. collection, Portugal, acquired in Spain in the 1980s, previously from the Munich art market in the early 1970s.
Cf. Hans-Peter Bühler, Antike Gefässe aus Edelsteinen, Mainz, 1973, nos. 42, 43, and 57.