11 December 2003,
Price realised USD 19,120
USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A ROMAN GLASS RIBBED BOWL
Circa Late 1st Century B.C.-Early 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color, the thick hemispherical bowl sagged with twenty-six vertical ribs, with a single horizontal wheel-cut groove on the interior wall, two around the center of the bowl, and a small ring in the center
2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) high; 7¾ (19.7 cm.) diameter
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European Private Collection, 1970s.
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