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Rare Migration Period Glass Bowl / Vessel - 450 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,489) 99.4%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201672092150 Details: Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A rare and beautiful Migration period glass vessel, Anglo Saxon or Frankish, dating to around 450 AD.Free blown in a mesmerising pale green glass and twisted to create shimmering swirls throughout the body. With straight walls, a thick, folded rim and standing on a short cylindrical foot, the underside with a separately applied circular trail of glass, possibly apotropaic in function, with a central pontil mark.A beautiful piece of glass from late antiquity, unusual in both shape and size. For a similarly coloured and swirled Anglo Saxon piece, excavated in Bury St Edmunds, UK, see the following link. Also compare a beaker in the Corning Museum (Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum, Vol. 2) no. 669. For a similar shape, though without the swirls, compare a piece described as Merovingian or Rhenish, Christies NY, 8/6/12 Lot 167. Diameter: 6 1/4 inchesHeight: 5 1/4 inchesCondition: In a very good state of preservation, some minor firing inclusions and chips to the base, otherwise intact and unrestored. Provenance:Ex. French collection, acquired in the early 20th century. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. 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. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, 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. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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