Bottle with Ring-and-Dot Motifs and Rosettes

Object Name: 
Bottle with Ring-and-Dot Motifs and Rosettes

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Ring-and-Dot Motifs and Rosettes
Accession Number: 
55.1.105
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm, Diam (max): 8.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1000-1299
Primary Description: 
Bottle with Ring-and-Dot Motifs and Rosettes. Upper part: transparent deep blue, with some bubbles (L. up to 0.6 cm); lower part: almost colorless, with greenish tinge and bubbles (L. of largest 0.9 cm). Blown (two gathers); pincered. Bottle. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck has straight, tapering side; shoulder rounded, with horizontal seam at junction with wall, which splays and has slightly convex profile; base plain; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 1.2 cm). Pincered decoration on lower wall consists of two alternating motifs made with different tools, each occurring five times to make one continuous horizontal band. Larger motif (W. 3.5-3.7 cm) has two concentric rings in negative relief, with raised dot at center. Smaller motif (W. 1.5-2 cm) has three transverse rows of three dots separated by grooves. Each group of dots makes rosette-like pattern with eight dots enclosing central dot. Larger motifs were made before smaller ones. Ring-and-dot motifs are somewhat distorted and irregularly spaced, so that two rosettes occupy spaces between two pairs of them, while three rosettes overlap adjacent rings-and-dots.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Islam and the Medieval West
Venue(s)
University Art Museum, Binghamton 1975 through 1975
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
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 52-53, fig. 29;
Islam and the Medieval West (1975) illustrated, no. G10; BIB# 18974
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) pl. 11a; BIB# 18668