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Large Ancient Roman Glass Dish / Plate - 350 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,295) 99.7%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 291224468750 An ancient Roman glass serving dish, dating to 350 – 500 AD. A beautifully balanced glass dish and an exceptional example of its type. Although the elite of society would eat from gold and silver plates, many more used glass vessels for serving meals, for drinking and for washing their hands between courses. There is no other material that endures the ages so beautifully as glass, it not only survives, but is truly enhanced by the passing of time. Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow lends her name to the word for this effect; iridescence. The use of her name is apt, caused naturally over time, it results in a rainbow-like dance of colour playing across the surface of the glass. When it was first made, this dish was already a beautiful object, yet now it displays an ethereal quality. For a similar published example please see: Whitehouse, D. 2001. Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass: Volume One. Pg. 71. New York: Corning Museum. Diameter: 9 inches. Condition: Very good, with a small stable crack to the centre of the dish, as shown. Unrestored. Provenance: Ex. French private collection of Monsieur B., acquired 1960's. The original collection label is still attached to the base, presumably the date of acquisition, reading "27.4.64". Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine

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