London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN PALE BLUE BLOWN GLASS BEAKER
1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The tall body flaring outwards towards rim which is folded out, twelve long vertical indentations around the body, pad foot with concave base
6¾ in. (17 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 17D); acquired from Spink, London, June 1968.
An old collection typed label reads "ATHENS 1891".
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Cf. F. Fremersdorf and E. Polonyi-Fremersdorf, Die Farblosen Gläser der Frühzeit in Köln, Köln, 1984, p. 24, no. 62, for similar.
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