Grape Flask

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Object Name: 
Grape Flask
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Overall H: 13.2 cm, Diam (max): 6.5 cm; Rim Diam: 3.7 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark amber glass with many bubbles; mold-blown, two- part mold; rim reworked. Ovoid body in form of bunch of grapes; rim horizontally outsplayed, turned upward and inward; tall cylindrical neck with slight constriction above pronounced hollow collar; body covered with ten rows of hollow knobs, probably representing grapes, with single ivy leaf at top at center of each side; low rounded base molding with series of faint concentric rings on underside; pontil scar.
Bayerlein, Hans, Source
Glass, the Mildred C. Howe Collection
Valentine Museum 1971-10-23 through 1971-11-21
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, p. 126, pl. 631; BIB# 58895
Glass, the Mildred C. Howes collection (1971) illustrated, p. 4 (#1); BIB# 30149