A Roman mosaic glass patella cup

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Lot 184*
A Roman mosaic glass patella cup

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 15,470) inc. premium

Antiquities

24 Oct 2012, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman mosaic glass patella cup
Late 1st Century B.C. - early 1st Century A.D.
The carinated bowl with flaring rim, formed from three different mosaic canes including translucent green with an opaque yellow spiral; purple cane with an opaque yellow centre, opaque red ring, opaque white rods in purple, and an opaque white ring; and another cane with opaque yellow rods instead of white, 3¾in (9.3cm) diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, Texas, acquired in Dallas in 1999.
    With Charles Ede Limited, Ancient Glass, vol. XIX, 1999, no. 6.
    Bonhams London, 10 June 1997, lot 83.
    UK private collection, London.
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A Roman mosaic glass patella cup
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