A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OR ITALIAN, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
A CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
Eastern Mediterranean or Italian, Circa 3rd Century B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with long cylindrical neck, horizontal rim-disk, and long twisted base-knob, with an applied opaque yellow marvered thread attached to the edge of the rim and wound spirally along the neck and body, tooled into a single zig-zag at the shoulders, with cobalt blue twin vertical handles
3¾ in. (9.5 cm) high
Tel Aviv Market, 1960s-1970s
Westchester Private Collection
Acquired by the current owner circa 1990