LARGE GLASS BEAKER WITH BLUE DOT DECORATION, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

$3,600.00

Culture: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: circa 4th century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Complete, professionally re-assembled.
Provenance: Ex-European collection formed in the 1990s.
Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.)
Ref No. RO1213

Description

Of deep hemispherical form, with flat base, flaring mouth and ground rim, transparent pale green with translucent deep blue blobs. Decorated with two groups of four smaller blue blobs, and separated by two single large blobs.

cf: Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Vol. I, D. Whitehouse, no. 371, p. 216; Cypriot Antiquities 1981, no. 691, p. 66; , Glaser der Antike 1974, no. 727, p. 250; Glass of the Caesars 1987, no. 46, p. 113; Romische Kleinkunst, Romisch-Germanischen Museums Koln, Sammlung Karl Loffler, no. 167, p.55; The Benzian Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Sotheby’s London, July 1994, lot 158, p. 94; 3000 Jahre Glaskunst, exhibition catalogue, Lucerne 1981, no. 469, p. 116.