The funnel-shaped body with slightly concave sides, ornamented with applied opaque zig-zag trail in dark turquoise and aubergine. With a rounded and thickened rim. The vessel set on a slightly bulging stem with a flaring circular foot, the concave bottom with a pontil mark.
Condition The vessel is intact with minor encrustation and iridescence and a stress crack to the bottom of the bowl near the join with the stem. There is a Nico Bijnsdorp collection label number 098 on the underside.
Bonhams, London, 7 April 1998, lot 173 With Galerie Günter Puhze, Freiburg, Germany (Kunst der Antike, catalogue 13, 2000, no. 188) Nico F. Bijnsdorp Collection (NFB 098), acquired from the above
Thermenmuseum, Heerlen, NL, Romeins Glas uit Particulier Bezit, 29 April – 28 August 2011, exhibition no. 61
This goblet is a rare example of the type, which belongs to the wider group of Byzantine vessels which are decorated with turquoise trailing. For the form see the Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 74.51.241; 29.100.85 for trailing on a footed goblet. Also cf. a bowl on a short foot with zigzag trail in Corning: D. Whitehouse, Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, volume 2, 2001, pp. 140-141, pl. 649.