Dropper Flask

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Object Name: 
Dropper Flask
Accession Number: 
59.1.148
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.4 cm, Diam (max) 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-299
Primary Description: 
Colorless with yellowish tint, translucent blue and translucent greenish blue glass; blown, applied, tooled. Dropper flask with ovoid body. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; neck tapers, then straightens, with diaphragm at bottom made by folding. Trailed decoration on rim and wall: on rim, continuous, horizontal blue trail on underside of lip; on wall, three large "snake-thread" trails, tooled flat with approximately horizontal corrugations, alternating with three small "snake-thread" trails, also flattened an notched, above continuous horizontal greenish blue trail. "Snake-thread" trails are arranged as follows (clockwise): large blue with horizontal zigzag extending from left to right, descending vertically, and again extending from left to right; small greenish blue; large greenish blue with horizontal zigzag trail extending from left to right, then descending vertically; small greenish blue; large blue with horizontal zigzag extending from left to right, then rising vertically; small blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Venue(s)
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11