AN IMPERIAL ROMAN COBALT BLUE BLOWN GLASS NOVELTY VESSEL
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Inspired by large utilitarian woven grass baskets. Four traces of opaque white pâte de verre on the edges of the mouth indicate where a pair of handles once were attached. Iridescent crystalline patina.

Eastern Empire, 2nd–3rd Century AD

 

Height: 4.6 cm.     (1 13/16 in.)

Width: 8.6 cm.     (3 3/8 in.)

no repair

 

Ex: Swiss private collection of Mr. A. by 1985; American market by 1991.

 

#5483

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.35

 

 

Comparanda:

Corning Museum; Glass from the Ancient World. The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (Corning, 1957) p.128, no. 238

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  acc. no. 59.11.9

Armus Archaeological Museum, Split, Croatia  display no. 50

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