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Lot 0035B
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A beautiful free-blown cup formed from translucent, pale yellow-green glass with a tooled discoid foot, tall walls which gently flare outwards towards the rim, and a flared, fire-polished lip. A thin trail of sapphire-blue glass is wrapped around the midsection of the exterior and provides a nice chromatic contrast to the olive-hued vessel. Faint areas of silvery iridescence are scattered across the exterior surface. Size: 2.8" W x 4.125" H (7.1 cm x 10.5 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York, USA; ex-private Connecticut, USA collection, acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, England, United Kingdom in June, 2010

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Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, some micro-bubbling within the glass matrix, and some sharp edges along pontil scar beneath foot, otherwise intact and excellent. Faint silver iridescence in scattered areas, and nice earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label beneath foot.

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Roman Glass Cup w/ Blue Trailing

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Oct 11, 2018