Flask with Two Handles

Object Name: 
Flask with Two Handles

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Object Name: 
Flask with Two Handles
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Overall H: 16.6 cm; Rim Diam: 3.3 cm; Body W: 9.8 cm, D: 5.3 cm
On Display
about 1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Flask with Two Handles. Transparent deep purple, with opaque white trails. Blown (body blown in dip mold); applied. Flask, with lens-shaped body. Rim rounded; neck tubular, narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder short and sloping; body has faint vertical ribs, which are most evident between widest part and shoulder; wall flares before curving in and down at sides, and is almost vertical at front and back; base concave; pontil mark circular (D. 1.3 cm); two opposed handles with circular cross section dropped onto edge of shoulder, drawn out, up, and in, and attached to neck at mid-point. Decoration: broad trail covering top and outside of rim; two narrow trails, not marvered, which form continuous spiral wound 13 times around upper two-third of neck; single trail, marvered at lower end, applied to center of base and wound spirally 16 times between bottom and top of wall; as parison was inflated, marvered trail broke up and was transformed into rows of dots.
Vollmoeller, Heidi, Source
L'Orient de Saladin
Institut du Monde Arabe
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 206-207, #968; BIB# 113723
L'Orient de Saladin (2001) illustrated, pp. 186-187, no. 193; BIB# 68555
Glas aus 4 vier Jahrtausenden (1956) advertisement; BIB# 28882