Greek Inspired Contemporary Art – Wire Wrapped Amphoriskos Vessel with attached cork
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- Approx 1.5″ (glass only – mouth to point)
- Handcrafted vessel with natural cork. Not the crumbly stuff!
- Properly annealed borosilicate.
- VEGAN FRIENDLY PRODUCT!
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This piece has several little swirl storm windows showing some of the cobalt blue detail inside.
The wire handles here are approx 3-4mm wide holes for hemp or other jewelry making. I recommend using glass handled vials for wearable jewelry – Borosilicate is much stronger than wire.
Blown from 12mm HEAVY walled tube – Belly measures approx. 7/8″ at the widest point.
Fit with a size 1 cork – the opening is approx 9 – 10mm (ie. regular pencil is approx 7-8mm in diameter)
As a handcrafted quality – measurements may vary slightly – every piece is a unique one of a kind.
Learn More about historical and contemporary inspirations at the root of my works.
An amphora (English plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine.
The Latin word derived from the Greek amphoreus (ἀμφορεύς), an abbreviation of amphiphoreus (ἀμφιφορεύς), a compound word combining amphi- (“on both sides”, “twain”) plus phoreus (“carrier”), from pherein (“to carry”), referring to the vessel’s two carrying handles on opposite sides.
Amphorae varied greatly in height. The largest stands as tall as 1.5 metres (5ft) high, while some were fewer than 30 centimetres (12in) high – the smallest were called amphoriskoi (literally “little amphorae”).
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