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Overall H (max): 5.3 cm, Diam: 30.5 cm
On Display
225-100 BC
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Star canes of translucent greenish-blue glass, bubbly with opaque white centers and opaque yellow rays, tesserae of opaque yellow, opaque white and gold foil all cased in colorless glass and tesserae of translucent deep blue glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique with gold glass tesserae, rotary polished and lathe-cut. Ground rim flares out from straight-sided vessel wall, a wide wheel-cut groove followed by a narrow wheel-cut groove elaborates the interior edge, wall bends into relatively flat bottomed form. Predominant star canes with yellow, white, blue and gold glass tesserae sprinkled in a random fashion throughout body, most cased tesserae are placed with the color strip parallel to the vessel wall although two yellow tesserae are placed perpendicular to the floor and reveal the narrow color band sandwiched between two layers of colorless glass; heavy restoration.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Stevens Collection, Former Collection
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 11, top; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 176, #460, pls. 23, 40; BIB# 29547