Cosmetic Tube

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Object Name: 
Cosmetic Tube
Accession Number: 
54.1.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 14.8 cm, W (max): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-499
Primary Description: 
Cosmetic Tube. Transparent pale green glass with minute bubbles, translucent blue glass; blown and trailed. Two tubes, side by side, formed from single bubble by pinching sides together to make diaphragm; rim folded inward; base flat with pontil mark; decorated with single, narrow pale green thread attached to lower part of body and wound around 7 times in ascending spiral; elaborate basket handle consisting of two small pale green handles attached to upper part of body and rim, surmounted by M-shaped translucent blue trail attached to small handles and rim; above this inverted U-shaped translucent blue trail attached to highest points of M-shaped trail.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Komor, Mathias, Source
1954-03-28
Fragrance: a sensual marriage of crystal and essence (1982-04) illustrated, p. 12, top right; BIB# AI59143