10 December 2004
A ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
CIRCA 1ST HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Cobalt blue in color, free-blown, the walls tapering slightly inward to the cut off and polished rim, with two shallow horizontal wheel cut grooves on the exterior, one low on the body, the other beneath the deeply-grooved rim, on a slightly concave base
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
French Private Collection, 1960s.
Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 December 2003, lot 890.
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For a similar example see no. 291 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Museum.
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