11 December 2009
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OR ITALIAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE
CIRCA MID TO LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Black in color, the body straight sided with a downturned taper, the shoulders rounded, with a tapering cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth, on a circular pad base, the body with applied opaque yellow, turquoise and white marvered threads wound spirally around the body and tooled into a festoon pattern, vertical grooves from the tooling, applied white trailing at the base and around the mouth, applied white spiral trailing around the neck, the vertical strap handle arching from the shoulder to the rim
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
Swiss Private Collection, acquired prior to 1974.
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The present example can be classified as Grose's Class II:A; with oinochoai often of exceptional scale. For a similar example in dark blue with upturned festoons, see fig. 74, p. 118 in Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass.
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