Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN RIBBED GLASS BOWL

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 6, 2018

RIBBED BOWL of Joop van der Groen

Roman Empire | 1st century AD (probably 2nd half)  Size: ↑ 4,8 cm  Ø 16,4 cm | Weight 289 gram

 

Technique: Cast, pinched and dropped on a mould; rotary-polished on the interior.

Classification: Isings (1957) form 3a

Description: A ribbed bowl in translucent bluish-green glass with 27 ribs with pronounced upper-end that taper downward and continue under the bottom. On the interior polished and four engraved concentric lines. Also polished on the outside of the rim above the ribs.

Condition: Intact

Remarks: Scientific research by Mark Taylor and David Hill indicated how this form ribbed bowl has been made.

Provenance: Atticart Ltd, London

Reference: Römisches geformtes Glas in Köln (Fremersdorf, 1961), pag. 39, Tafel 57, no. 34.444; Antike Gläser – Ausstellung in Antikenmuseum Berlin {Platz-Horster, 1975, nos. 18 – 19; A collection of Ancient Glass 500 BC – 500 AD (Arts, 2000), no. 17;  Histoire du Verre – l’Antique (Slitine, 2005) page 63.

 

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