Rare Migration Period Glass Vessel - 450 AD

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, Christie's NY, 8/6/12 Lot 167.

 

 

Rare Migration Period Glass Vessel - 450 AD. 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, Christie's NY, 8/6/12 Lot 167.    

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