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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 17, 2017

BOWL WITH HORIZONTAL RIM of Joop van der Groen



Roman Empire │ 2nd half 1st century – 2nd century AD
Size: ↑ 6,7 cm; Ø foot 6,6 cm; Ø rim 14,7 cm. │ Weight: 160 gram

Technique: Free blown. Tooled.
Classification: Isings (1957) form 42 a.
Description: Transparent bluish-green glass. Body with horizontal rim and convex walls, tapering downward. and there pushed in to form a round base ring. Almost the whole bottom pushed in upward. Round pontil mark.
Condition: Intact with strong iridescence.
Remarks: The Romans had many formes and types of bowls. They were initially mainly in pottery, but starting the second half of the first century AD ever more in glass.
Bowls of this type (Isings form 42 a) were produced everywhere in the Roman Empire and have been founded in large numbers.
Provenance: 2011 Dominique Thirion Ancient Art, Brussel. Before 2011 in a private French collection.
Reference: Verres Romaines (Ier – IIIme siècle) des Musées Curtius et du Verre à Liège
(M. Vanderhoeven, 1961), no. 41 and no. 42); Glas der antiken Welt (P. La Baume, 1974), no. D 2, Tafel 15,2; Antike Gläser – Ausstellung im Antikenmuseum Berlin (G. Platz-Horster,1975), no. 150, no. 151 and no. 152; Vetri Romani del Cantone Ticino (R. Carazzetti & S. Biaggio Simona, 1988), no. 66; Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass – Vol. I (D. Whitehouse, 1997), no. 91; Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II
(V. Arveiller-Dulong & M-D. Nenna, 2005), no. 2.

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