Colorless with yellowish tinge, with gold leaf and blue enamel.Vertical rim, with top edge ground flat; slightly convex curving side, comprised of two layers of glass fused together, both becoming thinner towards the bottom.Decoration applied between the two layers of glass on side in three registers: at top, pattern of close-set squared crenallations; in the middle, a broad frieze flanked above and below by single horizontal lines, depicting a scrolling vine with grape clusters painted in blue and flanked to one side by a uncertain object (a cushion ?) with three dots in field above and below and beside it another cluster of fruit; at the bottom, a delicate dog-tooth pattern flanked above and below by single horizontal lines.Broken and repaired from three pieces, with jagged edges at sides and bottom; pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, and faint iridescence.
Some luxury Hellenistic glass tableware was made using a technique known as sandwich gold-glass. A design of openwork gold leaf was applied between two separately-made vessels, usually of colorless glass, that were fused together, one inside the other. On this rim fragment the principle band of decoration comprises a vine scroll with clusters of blue-colored grapes.