Flask for Ethereal Oils (Nassa)

Object Name: 
Flask for Ethereal Oils (Nassa)

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Object Name: 
Flask for Ethereal Oils (Nassa)
Accession Number: 
64.3.88
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19 cm, W (max, spout-handle): 10.6 cm; Base Diam: 5.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1600-1699
Primary Description: 
Lightly bubbled clear glass with yellowish-green hue, decorated with combed opaque-white threading and applied threads of blue glass. Container with ovoid body and tall slender club-shaped “neck” with dumb-bell finial on the closed-in top. Kicked-in base with impalpable pontil-mark, supplemented by two turns of thick thread to form a foot-rim. Applied, almost vertical spout, the orifice with an applied turn of blue thread. A crimped collar of the same glass is laid round the “neck” providing anchorage for an ear-shaped hollow-blown handle. The body is decorated by a continuous spiral of opaque-white threading which has been combed into an arcaded pattern and marvered flush with the surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
Alchemy: Magic, Myth or Science?
Venue(s)
Bruce Museum 2009-09-26 through 2010-01-03
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Alchemy & Glass: The Mystery Explored at Corning Museum (2008-06-20) illustrated
Alchemy & Glass: the Mystery Explored at Corning Museum (2008-06-20) illustrated, p. 46;
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 146, fig. 6; BIB# 103865