|Item # HB Book: Ancient Glass in the
By Nina Kunina
The State Hermitage ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997
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FIRST HALF OF V CENT. B.C.
Ovoid body with high neck, small funnel-shaped rim and small flat bottom. Small handles, with smooth curve near rim. Semi-clear blue glass. Yellow and turquoise outlining along edge of rim. Zigzag ornamental design of turquoise and yellow threads. Intact. Excellent condition. Height 7.2 cm.; diameter 4.4 cm.
Reference: "Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection", by N. Kunina, The State Hermitage, ARS Publishers Ltd., 1997, cat. #31.
The Toledo Museum of Art, "Early Ancient Glass", by D.F. Grose, Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1989, cat. #104.
LATE VI CENT.-EARLY V CENT. B.C.
Fluted body widening downwards without neck, small rim, rounded bottom.
Dull, dark blue glass. Multi-row zigzag ornamental design of white threads outlining along edge of the rim. Vertical ring handles with knobbed tails. Surface iridescence. Intact. Perfect condition. Height 12 cm.; diameter 4.5 cm.
Reference: "Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection", by N. Kunina, The State Hermitage, ARS Publishers Ltd., 1997, cat. #2
LATE V CENT. B.C.
Almost cylindrical body; cylindrical neck; broad horizontal rim-disc. Opaque
red-brown ground with opaque yellow and turquoise decoration. Large opaque red-brown vertical ring handles with knobbed tails set at different heights on the body. Intact. Good condition. Height 9.7 cm.; diameter 2.9 cm.