Passion Bottle

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Object Name: 
Passion Bottle
Accession Number: 
77.3.25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 36 cm, Diam: 12.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1850-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Countess J. de Vogüé
Primary Description: 
Colorless, white, pink, green, yellow, black non-lead glasses; blown, lampworked. Tall, thin, cylindrical shape; filled with water and objects supported from glass bubbles; long, tapered neck at the top, curled at the tip and sealed; rounded shoulders; waisted at the base, above a flared, rounded foot; flat on the underside; contains 48 glass bubbles with long, tubular stems, each with small lampworked figures suspended from the bottom, using silver (?) wire and glass beads; the figures include a Napoleonic figure in military uniform, a serpent, a ballerina, a crucifixion with a blue serpent, below, etc., many floating and many resting on the bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
de Vogue, Countess J., Source
1977
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
 
The Flow (2010-07) illustrated, p. 27;
'The Magic of the Lamp' at Corning Museum of Glass (2003-01) illustrated, p. 22A;
Notes: A Passion Bottle by Alexandre Soudart (1994) illustrated, pp. 135-136, figs. 1-2;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 20 (1978) illustrated, p. 124, #30;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1977 (1978) p. 4;