Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
55.1.102
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.1 cm, Diam (max): 6.1 cm; Rim Diam: 1.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Opaque deep purple, with opaque white trail. Blown; trailed, dragged, and marvered. Rim plain, with flat top, rounded at edges; neck cylindrical, expanding slightly, then tapering at bottom; shoulder flat, with rounded edge; wall straight and tapering, and curving in at bottom; base plain; pontil mark circular (D. about 1.3 cm). Decoration consists of trail dropped onto base, wound spirally upward to rim, dragged to form nine contiguous vertical festoons, and marvered. Each festoon has three pointed swags on neck and 14 curvilinear swags on shoulder and wall.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
L'Orient de Saladin
Venue(s)
Institut du Monde Arabe
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
L'Orient de Saladin (2001) illustrated, p. 188, Fig. 192; BIB# 68555
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 253, #509; BIB# 27315
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 43, #251, pl. XXII; BIB# 28196
Perfume, the business of illusion (1951-04) illustrated, p. 544; BIB# 125830