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Glass dish

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) Diam.: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.32
  • Description

    Translucent deep emerald green.
    Rim folded out and down, forming collar around top of side; shallow side, bulging slightly downwards, and then turned sharply in to pushed-in floor; solid, low outsplayed foot ring; slightly concave bottom.
    Complete but cracked around side with small chips missing; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.

    Deeply colored monochrome glass was very popular in the early Roman blown-glass industry, and it was only after about A.D. 50 that colorless and naturally colored blue-green glass came into widespread use.

  • Provenance

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

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