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Early Roman Ribbed Shallow Blue Bowl

Quick Overview

Early Roman Ribbed Shallow Blue Bowl


Type -
Glass bowl

Size -
2 in 6,3 in (5 x 15.9 cm)


Price -
$19,500
$19,500

Availability: In stock

Details

Early Roman Ribbed Shallow Blue Bowl

Type -
Glass bowl

Size -
2 in 6,3 in (5 x 15.9 cm)

Medium -
Glass

Year -
Circa 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

Condition -
Intact; few stress cracks.

Certificate of Authenticity


About the piece

Cobalt blue glass. A remarkable example of early cast ribbed bowls, this piece was made using a saturated hue of cobalt blue glass. This type of vessel was created by a process of sagging, lathe-cutting and fire polishing. of extremely compact form, the bowl has a very slightly concave bottom, a curving body with a series of vertical ribs and a vertical rim with rounded edge.

Although these bowls were quite popular in the first centuries BC/AD, the most frequently encountered specimens are in bluish-green glass. Pieces in colored glass, particularly such a rich dark blue, are extremely rare and seldom offered.

Cf: Oppenlander, no. 253, pp. 96 & 99; Toledo 1989, nos. 235 & 238, pp. 265-266. For a discussion of the complex process involved in making such vessels, see Toledo 1989, pp. 244 ff; The National Archeological Museum of Naples, Stefano De Caro, 1996.

Ex- Prominent European early private collection of ancient glass examples, 1970s. By descent since the 1980s.

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