Box with Cover

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Box with Cover
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Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam (max): 4.4 cm
On Display
75 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, emerald-green and amethyst glass bands with opaque white bands and colorless bands casing gold foil, interior retains thick white iridescent weathering crust, exterior probably recently reground; mosaic or gold band glass technique, lathe-cut. Band groups have been laid into mold in three sections both in lid and body; the configuration begins with a central band of amethyst cased by a thin band of white and surrounded by a wide band of colorless glass with shattered gold in turn cased by a thin band of emerald-green to yellow- green glass. (a) Body, straight-sided cylindrical form with sharply beveled rim to receive lid, light lathe-cut groove on body immediately below lip, a second highlights the lower part of the body before the wall bends in sharply to form a flat base with two lightly cut concentric circles decorating the base. (b) Lid, ground rim, cylindrical form with rounded shoulder, small solid cylindrical handles in center of top of shallow lathe-cut decoration (2.5 cm diam.).
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Ancient Art in American Private Collections
Fogg Art Museum 1954
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
Die nicht-geblasenen antiken Glasgefasse (2009) illustrated, p. 31; BIB# 110654
The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World (2004) illustrated, p. 50 (b); BIB# 89644
Akantas (2004) illustrated, p. 61;
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 180 (Taf. 163); BIB# 83444
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 49 (lower); BIB# 77736
La Fenice di Sabbia: Storia e Tecnologia del vetro Antico (1995) illustrated, p. 107, fig. 175; p. 112, pl. 175; BIB# 39935
Le cristal: les arts de la table (1994) p. 33; BIB# 35917
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 38, second row, left; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 17, #7; p. 246; BIB# 35679
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 27, #14; p. 28; BIB# 33211
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 36-37, pl. 10; BIB# 33819
Le Verre des Cesars (1988-02) illustrated, p. 18;
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 42, #18; BIB# 31831
Nihon dai hyakka zensho. 5. (1985) illustrated, p. 837, bottom right object on left; BIB# 3467
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 24, #14 (lower left); BIB# 21161
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 204, #559, pls. 31, 42 (a, b); BIB# 29547
Glassforming: Glassmaking for the Craftsman (1970) p. 20, fig. 33; BIB# 27217
Late Hellenistic Glass in the Metropolitan Museum (1967) p. 25, #5;
The Corning Glass Center (1959) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# 99843
The Corning Glass Center (1958) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# 26395
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 87, #143; BIB# 27315
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith (Heidelberg) (1952) illustrated, pp. 8-9 (#16); BIB# 31788