Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SHALLOW PEDESTAL DISH

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 11, 2016

ROMAN GLASS SHALLOW PEDESTAL DISH of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

nfb-1031

4th century AD. Egypt, Karanis.

H= 7.0 cm. D max= 19.2 cm. D rim= 19.2 cm. D base= 7.1 cm. Weight 276 gr.

Classification: Harden 1936: Class IV.A.

Condition: Excellent condition. Some light weathering.

Technique: Free blown. Tooled.

Description: Transparent viridian-green colored glass. Tubular rim, folded out and down to form a hollow flange. Gently flaring walls,at base of which a second hollow flange was formed by pushing in the flat floor. Center of floor slightly concave, pushed up a bit by the stem. Solid twisted stem flaring into a shallow conical foot. Tooling marks and a surrounding vine tendril on foot. Pontil mark.

Remarks: An extremely uncommon form for which it is hard to find a close parallel, but clearly related to deeper stemmed bowls such as Corning No. 111 and 112 and Kisa drawings G 422 and G 426. Also a bowl ex Dr. Carl Kempe Collection may be related (Bonhams 29 April 2004, No. 168)

Published: Charles Ede January 2001, Ancient Glass, No. 37.

Exhibited: Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Antiek Glas, de kunst van het vuur, 17 May –16 September 2001, No. 80. Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas uit Particulier Bezit, 29 April -28 August 2011, No. 032b.

 

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