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.
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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 53, pp. 66-7, 207, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.