12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
Circa 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color, free-blown, biconical in form, the rim slightly flanged, cut off and polished, with two shallow horizontal wheel cut grooves on the exterior of the body, on a slightly concave base
2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm) high
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1989
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For a similar example see no. 291 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Museum.
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