Bird

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Object Name: 
Bird
Accession Number: 
55.1.101
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.3 cm, W (as restored): 11 cm, D: 4.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Bird. Translucent deep green, with opaque white trail, and opaque white and translucent green blobs. Blown; applied, dragged, marvered, and blobbed. Body is hollow and roughly pear-shaped, with plump breast and narrow tail, flattened and slightly concave on underside; pontil mark circular (D. 1.1 cm) at center of breast. Decoration consists of white trail attached to breast and wound spirally 13 times around body, dragged to form 11 festoons, and marvered. Head and neck are solid and were tooled, with eyes and beak consisting of small white blobs with even smaller green dots; wings are green trails dropped onto shoulders and drawn back along body, with crossed tips; between wings, one green suspension loop; feet consist of two small green blobs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Steuben Glass Animals
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1988-11 through 1988-11
Small Wonders Exhibition
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1982-01-26 through 1982-02-13
 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Venue(s)
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
 
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 23-25, #24; BIB# 28036
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 255, #512; BIB# 27315
A Handbook of Muhammadan Art (1944) p. 234; BIB# 20658