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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diam.: 7 3/16 x 3 3/4 in. (18.3 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.134
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green.
    Thickened, rounded rim; side curves down and in, with angular profile; tall foot ring, made by folding, slightly splayed and with tubular, inward-bulging edge; uneven bottom with thick dome at center and prominent pontil scar.
    Intact; many pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered, with pitting, some dulling, and brilliant iridescence.

  • 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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