Fragment of a Vessel in the Shape of a Fish with a Chain and Circular Ornament Artist: Unknown


Mold-blown glass and gold, yellow with dark purple decoration


Fish - length x width: 2 3/16 × 5 3/8 in. (5.5 × 13.7 cm)
Tail: 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (4.4 × 4.4 cm)

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Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Galerie Bachstitz, the Hague; P. Jackson Higgs, New York, 1923. (4-26-1923 receipt)
  • Christie's London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 64, no. 283, ill
  • Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 522, note 33
  • Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 35, fig. 36
  • Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 87, 90, no. 239, ill
  • Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 531, pl. 130
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