Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
55.1.10
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.3 cm, Diam (max shoulder): 4.5
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1900-1999
Primary Description: 
Light bluish green, transparent. Bottle: cylindrical, markedly lopsided. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical, wider at bottom than at top; shoulder rounded, with overhang; wall straight; base uneven, with undulating surface; trace of pontil mark. Wall decorated in relief with snake-like motif, which begins 1.0 cm below shoulder, with bulbous "head" and narrow body that coils around vessel two and one-half times, and terminates near base; intermittently, on either side of body, row of small circular depressions. Glass contains bubbles and lumps of imperfectly fused material.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-04-19
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 123-124, #1095; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 202-203, #402; BIB# 27315