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Roman Amber Ribbed Glass Bowl

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3275
Culture
: Roman, Ro-Imperial
Period
: Circa 1st century A.D.
Material
: Glass
Dimensions
: Height: 12.0cm; Diameter: 20.1cm
Price
: POR
Provenance
:

Christie’s, London, 24-25 April 1978, lot 140 ;
The Constable-Maxwell collection of Ancient Glass, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 9 June 1979, lot 32;
Sotheby’s, London, 5 July 1982, lot 31;
Mr.& Mrs. Hans Benzian private collection, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1982;
The Benzion Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Sotheby’s London, 7 July 1994, lot 58.

Conditions
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This important bowl is intact and in a prestine state of conservation.


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reference 3275

This impressive Roman glass bowl is of deep amber colour. It is sagged with twenty one vertical and almost diagonal, or twisting ribs all beginning from its concave base. The cylindrical rim has a rounded lip, and there is a single wheel-cut groove on the interior wall of the bowl, just below the rim. The shear size of this bowl make it quite a unique glass work.

Published

Christie’s, London, 24-25 April 1978, lot 140;
The Constable-Maxwell collection of Ancient Glass, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 9 June 1979, lot 32;
Sotheby’s, London, 5 July 1982, lot 31;
The Benzion Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Sotheby’s London, 7 July 1994, lot 58.

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