Gold glass base

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Gold glass base
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H: 2.5 cm, D (base): 4.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1801-1975
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with greenish tinge, bubbly with much cored and black stone, some scales, thick iridescent weathering crust adhering to low spaces; blown, tooled and recently painted. Fragment preserves bottom and trailed-on base ring of a 2nd-3rd century Roman beaker; pontil area has been painted with a Romanesque head of Christ in opaque white, with highlights and details in black, wearing a red shirt with a gold mandorla and cross behind; on the reverse in the base is a red lozenge-shaped shield outlined in black with a gold XP insignia; this has been covered with a thin piece of glass which has been glued in place.
Gould, Richard, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 108-109, #1066; BIB# 58895
Notes: Two 19th-Century Forgeries of Gold Glasses in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 133-135, no. 1;
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 58-59, fig. 44; BIB# AI90923