Colourless glass dish
Private collection, Switzerland, prior to December 1972 (inventory LBIV/44)
“Le verre antique. Dans l’intimité des collectionneurs”, in: ArtPassion, no. 9, Geneva 2007, 57
Donald Benjamin Harden
Glass of the Caesars, The British Museum, London; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning; Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne, Olivetti 1987, 203 no. 112
Large dish with thick, rounded rim with broad, flaring sides, on a low flared foot ring. On the interior are etched a number of motifs, including branches and diamonds, between floral garlands, in the centre, a star with eight radiating rays. The base with a pontil mark.
Platters, shallow dishes and bowls, were all common items among Roman glass tableware.