Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.108
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21.2 cm, Diam (max): 9.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1100-1225
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass but with greenish yellow tinge, very bubbly and with some stones, translucent purple and opaque turquoise blue glass; blown, applied. Bottle: globular. Rim everted, with rounded lip; neck tall and slender, wider at bottom than at top, and with hollow bulge at top; wall curves out, down, and in; base has tubular foot ring made by folding, and conical kick; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 1.2 cm). Applied decoration on rim, neck, and upper wall. On rim, turquoise lip wrap. On neck: (1) 4.4-5 cm below rim, two purple horizontal trails supporting turquoise continuous zigzag; (2) 6.4-8.4 cm below rim, two colorless opposed vertical loop handles, each supporting colorless ring (D. about 1.3 cm); handles have lower attachments on top of narrow turquoise trail wound twice around neck; (3) near bottom of neck, continuous purple trail tooled to form rigaree pattern. On wall: continuous horizontal zigzag composed of two purple sections alternating with two turquoise sections.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
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