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ROMAN BEAKER OF PALE BLUE GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 11, 2017

ROMAN BEAKER OF PALE BLUE GLASS

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

roman-beaker-of-pale-blue-glass

3rd. to 4th. century  A.D.   Isings form 109a. H: 9.8 cm, D(rim): 6.8 cm, W: 6.8 cm.

 

Technique:  Blown, rim cracked off and unworked; wheel-cut decorations; base made by folding to solid disk-like standing ring; flattened underside; no pontilmark.

Description: Biconical beaker; flaring rim; solid disk-like base; decorated with wheelcut lines, six in total of which one with broad groove at ¾ from base.

Condition: Complete and intact; with one vertical crack from rim to the middle of the corpus; some adhering sand on the inside; vessel obviously had been lying on its side; weathered throughout, but transparant.

Remarks: According to Isings this type of beaker was widely spread, dated findplaces from Syria to Cyprus, from Italy to Gaule.

Provenance: From a dutch collection.

Reference:La Baume, Cologne, no: D35., Von Saldern, collection Hentrich No: no 48, 249, Goethert-Polashek, 1977, p.83, no: 366, Boosen, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Kassel, 1989, p. 86, no 177, Constable-Maxwel collection, 1997, p.130, lot 232, Whitehouse, 2001, CMG vol I, p. 248, no: 422

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