Globular Bottle with Short Neck

Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Short Neck

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Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Short Neck
Accession Number: 
55.1.118
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm, Diam (max): 6.8 cm; Rim Diam: 3.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
700-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with grayish tint; many small bubbles. Blown; facet-cut, ground, and polished. Bottle: globular. Rim has flat top and narrow chamfer on outside; neck is short and slightly wider at top than at bottom; shoulder slopes, with convex profile; base is plain; pontil mark removed by grinding. Neck and wall have facet-cut decoration: on neck, upper three-quarters cut in eight contiguous vertical, rectangular facets, in six cases with narrow kite-shaped facet between each pair of rectangles; on shoulder, one shallow vertical step; on wall, three continuous horizontal rows of hollow facets arranged in quincunx; top row has 14 oval facets and one partial facet filling unplanned gap between two complete facets, middle row has 15 oval facets, and bottom row has 15 roughly oval facets, which are wider at top than bottom and frequently have straight bottoms; at junction of wall and base, one very shallow vertical step. Neck and body have thick sides (0.6 cm) at rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
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, p. 46, #58; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 278-279, #581; BIB# 27315