Ewer

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Object Name: 
Ewer
Accession Number: 
55.1.116
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12 cm, Diam (max): 6.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with bubbles (some large) and scale. Blown, applied, and facet-cut. Ewer: pear-shaped. Rim everted, with rounded lip and pinched pouring spout; wall straight and flaring, then curving down and in at bottom; base is disk-shaped, with rounded edge; pontil mark partly removed by grinding. Handle with oval cross section dropped onto lower wall, drawn out and up, then in, and attached to outside of rim, with pinched thumb rest at highest point. Edge of rim thinned by grinding and polishing. Wall is decorated with hollow facets, none of which touches its neighbors: at top, row of three subcircular and oval horizontal facets above row of four horizontal oval facets; below this, occupying most of front and sides of body, panel framed at top and sides by more or less straight cuts, and containing five rows of horizontal oval facets (with, from top to bottom, six, six, seven, eight, and eight facets) and one row of 14 or 15 vertical oval facets. Handle has minor patches of grinding on one side and two irregular hollow facets at bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World
Venue(s)
American Museum of Natural History 2009-11 through 2010-08
National Museum of Natural Science 2011-06-11 through 2011-09-12
National Museum of Australia 2012-03-31 through 2012-07-29
Palazzo delle Esposizioni 2012-10-27 through 2013-03-24
National Chaing Kai Shek Memorial Hall
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
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 73-74, #114; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 272-273, #560; BIB# 27315