Eastern Greek Core-Formed Glass Alabastron

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 13.5 cm high
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 2494
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in a family estate. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved alabastron of blue, opaque core-formed glass. White decorative threads are wound spirally on the upper part, below the handle they were pulled with a pliers to a zigzag pattern. The rim horizontally far protruding and thickened. A turquoise glass thread is wound on the outside. The mouth is small and round to carefully portion the precious essences, which were stored in this glass. The small, curved handles made of blue glass are attached just below the shoulder. They have on top a small loop for suspension. From the eastern Mediterranean Sea. With an old collection label with the number 69. Regarding the production: In the sand core technique, sand containing clay was formed into the core of the future vessel. The vessel was formed by immersing the sand core in the glass melt. After slowly cooling down, the sand core was removed and only the valuable hollow vessel remained. On a foot ring.