A fine Roman olive-green translucent blown glass dish featuring a flaring base-ring, with impressed tooling marks, leading to a hemispherical bowl with a folded rim. Beautiful iridescence to the surface of the dish and some earthly encrustation.
Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s London, 13-14 July 1981, lot 483. Frank Reuben Rubens (1910-1985) collection, UK, acquired at the above sale: and thence by descent. Ex Bonhams Auction, 05-07-2018, lot 170.
Condition: Excellent condition, complete and intact.