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INDENTED CUP (CREATION OF MOTHER NATURE)

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 17, 2012

INDENTED CUP (CREATION OF MOTHER NATURE) of Hans van Rossum

INDENTED ROMAN CUP

INDENTED ROMAN CUP

Second part of 1st century AD | Roman Empire, probably north Italy

Size: ↑7.4 cm | ø 7.2 cm | Weight 42 g Technique: Free blown, tooled Classification: Isings form 32 (early variant) | Scatozza Höricht form 20 Description: Cup with convex profile, twelve vertical, oval indentations. Rim folded outward,base plain, slightly concave; no pontil mark. Condition: Perfect condition with incredible silvery and golden iridescence Remarks: This cup of very thin glass, especially in combination with the absence of a pontil mark will justify a dating during the second part of 1st century AD. This specific form is rare. Provenance: Judith Pierce, Tolland (CT) USA, 2014 Reference: Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass – Vol. I, D. Whitehouse no. 171 Roman Glass in Cyprus, O. Vessberg p. 122, pl. III:27 Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot no. 185

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