Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

TRANSLUCENT WHITE WITH AUBERGINE ORNAMENTATION IS A RARE TYPE OF CORE-FORMED GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 27, 2020

Below are three examples of this beautiful type core-formed vessels .

(picture from a Sotheby’s auction catalog June 20, 1990)

1. Left, A white core-formed glass Oinochoe circa 5th century B. C. Height 11 cm. The body ornamented in aubergine with a band of zig-zags between spiral trails above and below in aubergine thread.

2. Center, A white core-formed glass Alabastron circa 5th century B. C. Height 15.6 cm. The slender slightly-tapering body is ornamented with a band of zig-zags and with spiral thread above and below in aubergine colored thread.

3. Right, A white  core-formed glass Alabastron 6th-4th century B. C. Height 10.2 cm. The simplicity of the form with a single translucent aubergine thread encircling the body and the rim points out the beauty of this rare alabaster color of vessel.

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  1. wynkin said, on January 27, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Are these Greek or Egyptian?

    • Allaire Collection of Glass said, on January 28, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Rhodes for all three


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