16 June 2006
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OR ITALIAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE
CIRCA MID 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the tapering body with rounded shoulders, on a circular pad base, with a cylindrical neck and a trefoil mouth, the vertical strap handle arching from the shoulder to the rim, the body with applied opaque yellow, turquoise and white marvered threads wound spirally around the body and tooled into a feather pattern, applied opaque yellow trailing at the rim and base, and another trail wound spirally around the neck
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
American Private Collection.
with Safani Gallery, New York, 1995 (Core Form: The Cyrus Collection of Core Form Glass, p. 22).
Edward Safani Collection of Greek and Phoenician Core-Formed Glass; Sotheby's, New York, 9 December 2003, lot 100.
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For the type compare no. 147, pp. 161-162 in Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass.
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