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Glass dish

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Diam.: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep blue green.
Outsplayed, rounded rim; body tapers downwards, with projecting horizontal ridge at mid-point of side; shallower on one side than the other; thick, tubular foot ring at junction with side, made by folding; flat bottom with central pontil scar and slight kick on interior.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling, pitting, and brown, enamel-like, iridescent weathering on exterior, with many surface scratches, little weathering on interior.

Green, shallow, colored blown glass.
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.

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