Posted 5 years ago
This is of interest as I think it shows an enamelled tetraskelion design which, as we know, after the 1920s took on other horrific connotations from its subversion by the Nazis.
I don't think this is a piece of Nazi glass, however, I think it is Graeco-Roman in influence and deserves to be shown. There is an excellent wiki article on the fylflot/ tetraskelion at
What the wiki article misses is the use of the fylflot / tetraskelion in Judaea and Syria in the post-Roman age.
As to provenance, it was bought in France and is unmarked so French? Italian? Czech? The highly glossy patches on the base are interesting but don't add.
It is 14.2cm high x 16.7cm across. I would be interested to know what others think of its provenance. I am putting it in as general as I can at the mo.