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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 257

    A ROMAN EMERALD GREEN GLASS RIBBED BOWL

    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN EMERALD GREEN GLASS RIBBED BOWL
    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Mould-blown, the hemispherical body with short vertical ribs bordered below by two concentric circles, a short vertical rim with faint horizontal bands emerging from the pronounced shoulder, the rounded base with central depression and concentric circles
    4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.


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    This is an exceptional vessel pure in form and of rare emerald green colour, achieved through the addition of copper to the molten glass. For the colour, see Jackson, 2012, pp. 109-117.

    This type of mould-blown bowl, which was derived from the earlier cast vessels, are found throughout the Mediterranean with sporadic finds around the Black Sea and in the northwestern provinces, cf. Price, 1991, p. 72 (and pl. XVI,d for an example found at Usk, Gwent, South Wales); Whitehouse, 2001, pp. 30-1, no. 498 and Stern, 1995, p. 113, no. 14.

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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.