Bottle with Arches

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Arches
Accession Number: 
73.1.30
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.8 cm; Base Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Transparent light bluish green; few small bubbles. Blown; relief-cut. Bottle with body shaped like bell. Rim plain, with pronounced internal bevel; neck cylindrical, but narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder rounded; wall almost straight, splaying slightly toward bottom; base plain; no pontil mark (but see below). Relief-cut ornament on neck, shoulder, wall, and base. On neck: single continuous band of ornament, with one horizontal rib at top and at bottom; ornament consists of five intersecting diamond-shaped facets, each with notched vertical ridge at midpoint. On shoulder: one “step” at junctions with neck and with wall, and between them continuous frieze of seven curved facets. On wall: seven contiguous panels, each containing one large, elongated arch with similar but smaller arch inside it; at top of wall, at junction of each pair of panels, one large triangular facet with small triangular facet beneath it; at bottom of wall, below panels with arches, seven plain contiguous facets with junctions under vertical axes of arches. On base: seven rhomboid facets, one beneath each junction of pair of plain facets, and two concentric countersunk disks (D. 5.4 cm and 3.4 cm).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Motamed, Saeed, Source
1974-01-17
Category: 
The Decorative Cutting of Glass
Venue(s)
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics 1993-05-15 through 1993-12-01
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 222-223, #370; BIB# 113723
Luxury Glass of the Ancient World . . . (1993-09) p. 67;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 68-69, pl. 26; BIB# 33819
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 127, #15; BIB# AI91024
Horizons Notes From The Jones Museum back;