Late Roman Glass Deep Bowl

Culture: Roman
Period: 4th-5th century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 9.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3254
Provenance: British private collection 1960s. Thence Bonhams auction of 4th July 1995, lot 284. Published in: “A Magnificent Collection of Ancient Glass“, David Aaron Gallery, London 2016, pages 19-20.
Condition: Intact
Description: Deep mould blown bowl of light blue, transparent glass. The very elegant form is rare, the rim thickened, set off and flattened towards the inside. On the body eight rows of uneven bosses possibly representing grapes (for reference see the small grape flask in: A. Oliver Jr. Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, no 67, page 71). The base flat on a set off foot, in the center concentric circles.