Fragment of a Millefiori Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of a Millefiori Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of a Millefiori Bowl
Accession Number: 
74.1.41 A
Overall H: 3.8 cm, W: 3.5 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue green matrix, slightly bubbly with some surface pitting, opaque white, yellow, green, and purple mosaic glass canes; probably cast and wheel-cut with mosaic glass decoration, the overall surface was lathe-polished after fusing. Shallow bowl, ground rim with wheel-cut groove ca. 4 mm. below rim on interior, wall is slightly convex as far as preserved, a garland of mosaic glass canes is marvered into the interior of the bowl and appears to be hanging from the rim, the canes are both spiral patterns and star designs.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 195, #530, pls. 29, 41; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 83, #135; BIB# 27315