last 1st century

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Milano, Italy

This example is dark blue and is decorated with a zigzag pattern and horizontal bands of blue and yellow. It was made by the “friable core-technique”: the object was modelled with a mixture of clay and sand on a metal core, then covered in hot glass paste and rolled on a metal plate to smooth it. The typical “festoon” decoration was produced by applying coloured threads of glass and spreading them with a comb.


  • Title: Pitcher
  • Date Created: last 1st century
  • Physical Dimensions: h210 mm
  • Rights: Fondazione artistica Poldi Pezzoli "Onlus"
  • External Link: http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it/en/node/1877
  • Medium: Brown glass

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