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Lot 4838

Choice Cast and Molded Ribbed Bowl in Blue. Cf. Sammlung Oppenlander no. 254. Roman, Italy or Levant, late 1st century BC. to mid-1st century AD. The cast bowl of shallow phiale-like form, with concave base, and twenty-four radiating ribs on the exterior. As is usual for this class, the exterior smoothed by "fire polishing, the interior polished with lapidary techniques, along with three wheel-cut grooves as ornament within. Some light, cleanable calcareous patina outer sides, and slight traces of iridescence. Intact and choice, without any of the large age cracks these heavy, cast pieces seem to accumulate. Diameter: 5-1/4". A key piece of early glass for any advanced collection.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized $2,013

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