Crocodile Applique

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Object Name: 
Crocodile Applique
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Overall H: 3.3 cm, W (body): 2.3 cm, L: 9.2 cm
Not on Display
about 200-299
Primary Description: 
Green, transparent glass with yellowish brown streaks and scale; blown (perhaps “tube blown”), applied. Crocodile or fish with tubular head and body. Creature has long, narrow jaws, which are slightly open, made by tooling open end of tube, and circular eyes made from applied bits; body had “fin” that extended along back from just behind eyes to beginning of tail, made by attaching trail behind head, drawing it out in three loops, and casting it off by winding it around most of body at junction with tail; end of tube was pinched to form short tail. Underside of body is flat and is fused to fragment of glass (. 1.9 cm, Th. 0.2-0.3 cm), perhaps part of wall or floor of vessel.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954