AN IMPERIAL ROMAN COBALT BLUE BLOWN GLASS NOVELTY VESSEL

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.

no repair

Eastern Empire, 2nd–3rd Century AD

Height: 4.6 cm. (1 13/16 in.)

Width: 8.6 cm. (3 3/8 in.)

#5483

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

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