Lot 19: Roman Blue-Green Glass Pinched Vessel
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. What a beautiful marvel of Euclidean or shall I say Vitruvian geometry, given that this is a Roman piece! A free-blown blue-green glass vessel with areas of translucency as well as areas of rainbow iridescence, presenting a form that plays with classical geometry in a wonderful way. Standing on a circular ring base, the square body is pinched on each face creating rounded indentations. The body then corsettes in to a short round neck with an outfolded circular rim. An attractive form exhibiting expert technique as well as a breathtaking aesthetic. Size: 2.75" W x 3.375" H (7 cm x 8.6 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Private New York Collection,
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Condition Report: Intact and near choice if not choice.