Globular Bottle

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Object Name: 
Globular Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.130
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.5 cm, Diam (max): 9.2 cm; Base Diam: 6.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with greenish yellow tinge; many small and minute bubbles, and few impurities. Blown; facet- and linear-cut. Bottle with globular body. Rim plain, with flat top; neck cylindrical; wall curves out, down, and in; base has tubular foot-ring made by folding; no pontil mark. Decorated on neck and wall. On neck: five continuous horizontal bands (from top to bottom): (1) plain, (2) row of four square facets, (3) six rhomboidal facets forming continuous band of tall, narrow chevrons, (4) row of four square facets, and (5) four tall rectangular facets; bands 1–3 are separated by continuous grooves, with additional grooves above (1) and below (3). On wall: continuous frieze framed at top and bottom by narrow bands of linear-cut chevrons with double lines, contained within grooves, and with additional groove above upper band. Frieze contains 10 contiguous oval motifs with double outlines; each oval contains six short vertical cuts and has two horizontal cuts where it meets its neighbors; spaces above and below each junction are filled with one short horizontal cut and one longer arc-shaped cut.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Material: 
The Decorative Cutting of Glass
Venue(s)
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics 1993-05-15 through 1993-12-01
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
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
 
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Venue(s)
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
Special Exhibition of Islamic Art
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1950 through 1950