Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
55.1.151
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21.3 cm; Body Diam: 5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 1000-1099
Primary Description: 
Translucent (originally transparent) light brown extremely bubbly glass; surface dull and iridescent, few patches of iridescent scum; free blown and gilded or painted; cylindrical body with flat base having rough pontil mark, very short cylindrical neck (shape of an egg plant); surface was covered with a rich gilded and/or painted decoration, including ornamental motifs, griffins and birds only the traces of which are left (see rendering).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1956-12-20
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
 
Russian Glass from the 11th to the 17th Century (1966) illustrated, p. 108, figs. 23 a & b;
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 261, 263 #526; BIB# 27315