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D(rim): 8.4 cm
On Display
about 1-50
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Translucent yellow-brown, amethyst and deep blue glass with opaque white, yellow, red and light blue with milky white streaks, all glasses are dull and slightly pitted, interior surface reground; millefiori or ribbon glass technique. Lens-shaped bowl formed by fourteen ribbons of three different configurations arranged symmetrically around a central coil of yellow-brown glass with a spiral opaque white trail; (1.) translucent medium blue streaked with white; (2.) a yellow-brown stripe with opaque yellow, red and white on either side; (3.) in a field of medium blue with white streaks, square cane elements of translucent amethyst around a thin opaque white liner with a square translucent deep blue center set alternately on end and on side to create a repetitive chain; the outer segments of the bowl are filled with alternating bands of configuration 2 and 1; the underside reveals the central trail and the two complex millefiori ribbons are not backed by translucent yellow-brown but extend through the entire thickness of the vessel, the form is finished by wrapping a yellow-brown coil with opaque white trail around the exterior and overlapping it in several areas to fill in irregularities; the exterior surface was fire polished while the inner surface seems to have been reground in modern times.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 2.3, row 1, #1; BIB# 120381
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 197, #534, pls. 31, 42; BIB# 29547
Millefiori Glass in Classical Antiquity (1968) p. 58; BIB# AI83734
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 83-85, #136; BIB# 27315