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Lot 0159
**Originally Listed At $1200**

Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE. A lovely cup of a tapering form, free-blown from nearly-transparent glass of a vibrant yellow-green hue. The cup is defined by a tapering body, a lightly-flared rim, and a deep interior cavity, all atop an integral corseted foot. An alternating series of large blue glass dots and trios of smaller blue glass dots are applied in a ring around the midsection, with a single wheel-cut striation above, and a pair of wheel-cut striations below. Size: 2.75" W x 3.75" H (7 cm x 9.5 cm).

For a stylistically-similar example of a shorter form with a wider base, please see "Glasses of Antiquity." Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 2002, fig. 105.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Martin J. Wunsch collection, New York, USA, 1980s

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Two small areas of repair to rim, with very small chips along break lines. Minor abrasions to foot and body, with light encrustations and weathering film along walls. A rough pontil scar indicates the vessel was formed by hand. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Roman Glass Cup w/ Blue Dot Decoration

Estimate $2,400 - $3,600
$1,1000 bids
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