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Overall H: 3 cm, W: 2.6 cm, D: 7.2 cm
Not on Display
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Colorless with greenish tinge glass; blown, applied, gold sandwich glass technique using gilded rods of colorless glass. Fragment of cup or bowl, lower part of wall curves inward at bottom; flat floor; upper part of hollow foot made from separate gather; wall decorated with seven pairs of vertical trails nipped at bottom and in one or more other places; floor decorated with Latin inscription "BIBE" in rectangular cartouche surrounded by oval frame consisting of numerous S-shaped elements which on casual inspection appear to be two continuous twisted rods.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 243-244, pl. 831; BIB# 58895
Glass, Gold, and Gold-Glasses (1996) illustrated, p. 9, fig. 8; BIB# AI1414
Blown gold-sandwich glasses with gilt glass-trail inscriptions (1996) illustrated, p. 121, no. 6; BIB# AI48483
Une Coupe a Fond d'or Decouverte a Farrobo, Portugal (1968) illustrated, pp. 71-79; p. 78, figs. 11-12, #12;