Roman Blown Glass Toasting Cup with Cut Rim

etched decoration and inscription: "Drink and Live Long/ Drink, May You Live"


4th Century AD


Height: 6.5 cm.     (2 9/16 in.)

Width: 6.1 cm.     (2 7/16 in.)




ex: private European collection, 1980's or earlier


Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) p.24


cf. Sotheby Parke Bernet; The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass. (London, 06.04-05.1979) pp.146-147 no.256 (for inscription)





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