Last Updated: May 28, 2019     Views: 43

Image: Small pitcher. Venice, Italy. About 1700. CMoG 51.3.257.

Hello! Thank you for your question! The form referenced in Dylan Brams's "039 to 058" piece in the New Glass Now exhibition is the Venetian ampolina (or ampollina) form.

What Is an Ampolina (or Ampollina)?

According to William Gudenrath's The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking, "An ampollina is a vessel similar in purpose to the Amphora, but smaller in size."

What Is an Amphora?

The Amphora, according to the Glass Dictionary on The Corning Museum of Glass website is, simply, "a jar with two handles."

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