Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 8, 2018


Lentoid core glass of David Giles

Condition: Intact. Date: 4th century BC Size: 10cm high

Remarks: This lentoid shaped vessel with twin handles has cylinder blue feet with white ends, pierced. A rare form in core glass and without parallel shape in Greek pottery suggesting they were made in one specific area exclusively, possibly Southern Italy. Decorated with feathered trailing in yellow, white, turquoise-blue, against dark blue background..

Parallels: Best parallels are in the British Museum, Harvard Art Museum, George Ortiz collection and Borowski collection.


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  1. Hans van Rossum said, on August 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    David, this must be your most interesting piece I guess…Amazing!! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. theozandbergen said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:28 am

    A most wonderful and unique object. Thanks for sharing.

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