ROMAN GLASS FISH VESSEL, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

$6,500.00

Culture: Roman
Date: 3st Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with excessive milky white weathering and iridescence.
Provenance: Ex- European private collection, acquired in 1982.
Dimensions: L. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.)
Ref No. RO1157F

Description

Free blown in the form of a fish with open mouth, with applied dorsal fin. The hollow body meant to hold garum sauce, a popular ancient Roman salty fish sauce that was used to add flavor and moisture to fish dishes.
cf: G. Sangiorgi Collection, Christie’s New York 1999, lot 209.