Culture: EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN.
Date: 6TH - 4TH CENTURY BC.
Material: CORE FORMED GLASS.
Provenance: EX: EARLY PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Condition: INTACT, SUPERB.
Measurements: 3.5 INCHES HIGH, (8.9 CMS).
An exceptional example of early core formed glass, with cylindrical body and rounded base, the short neck with flattened and splayed rim, the shoulder with twin pierced ring handles with flaring trails, the aubergine body matrix is decorated with beige white wavy trails and so is the rim.
Cf: For an almost identical example, see lot # 19, Sotheby's Parke Bernet Ancient Glass Auction for The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass, 4/5 June 1979. See also no's 80-91, pp. 138-141, Mediterranean cire-formed bottles, group I, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, Core Formed , Rod-Formed, and Cast Vessels and Objects from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Roman Empire, 1600 BC to AD 50, D. Grose.