2 Fragments of Platter

Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Platter

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Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Platter
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 8.5 cm, W: 7 cm; Base Ring Th: 1.9 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent yellow, yellow-brown and deep blue, opaque white and medium blue glass, all highly iridescent; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, subsequently ground and polished. Two joining fragments of a large circular tray with a random pattern of predominately white spirals in a blue ground with other chips and twisted canes cast into the surface; fragments preserve the profile of a thick flat topped tray with beveled sides and a wide semi-oval base ring. The floor within the base ring is considerably thinner than the outer ledge.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source