Free-blown in clear turquoise-blue glass, two hollow tubes fused together to form separate receptacles, the rims folded inwards, the base as one. The two outer edges are decorated by stylised handles, being drawn upwards and outwards then attached to the body at right angles, repeatedly, to create a ribbon-like affect. Intact, the surface with an attractive, thick, pearl-like iridescence in patches. Allegedly found near Jerusalem.
Private collection, USA; acquired Kaufmann’s Antiques, Tel Aviv, Israel 15th April 1968, found near Jerusalem
This is an unusual example. Compare Axel von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer (Hamburg, 1974), pp.232-233, no.681a