Fragment of Bowl with Bird

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.153
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.2 cm; Foot Ring Diam: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 900-1099
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird. Transparent very pale yellowish green; decorated in brown. Blown; stained. Fragment of bowl. Bottom of wall (Th. 0.2 cm) tapers; base has tubular foot-ring made by folding and with concave underside, with corresponding dome in floor; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 1.3 cm). Decorated on both sides. On interior: lower wall has traces of indeterminate ornament, and floor has concentric roundel with border (W. 0.4 cm and external D. about 6-7 cm). On underside of base (when seen from interior): bird, facing right; head, in profile, is round, with long beak holding small, bulbous object, and plain ring and brown dot representing eye; short neck; small body; outspread wings, shown almost frontally, with long primary and short secondary feathers; wedge-shaped tail; and two straight legs with feet. Between front foot and one wingtip, small trefoil leaf on short stem. Bird and trefoil are solid brown, with yellowish patches.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 258-259, #522; BIB# 27315