4 June 2008
A LATE ROMAN GLASS CUP
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
Olive green in color, free-blown, the cylindrical sides rounded above the concave base, the flaring rim folded out and up and cut off, with two wheel-cut horizontal grooves on the body framing four applied cobalt blue blobs
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
Acquired by the previous owner in the 1990s.
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For a similar example see no. 376, p. 218 in Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Vol. I.
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