Roman Amber Ribbed Glass Bowl

Roman · Circa 1st century A.D.

Material

Glass

Dimensions

H: 12.0cm

Dia: 20.1cm

Reference

3275

Price

$90,000

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Overview

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.

Condition

This important bowl is in a pristine state of conservation with one hairline fracture on the bottom.

Provenance

Art Market, prior to 1978;

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.

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.