Pear-shaped Bottle

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Object Name: 
Pear-shaped Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
62.1.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.2 cm, Diam (max): 10.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
perhaps 300-599
Primary Description: 
Bottle. Transparent pale yellowish brown, with few small bubbles. Blown and cut. Bottle: pear-shaped. Rim is horizontal flange with rounded lip; wall splays and then curves down and in; very narrow base consisting of hollow circular facet. Wall is completely covered with all-over pattern of 16 horizontal bands of contiguous hollow facets arranged as follows: (from top to bottom) two rows of tall, rather narrow oval facets; two rows of roughly oval facets, some of which have sections of straight edge and tend toward hexagons; ten rows of hexagons arranged in quincunx; one row of roughly circular facets, some of which have sections of straight edge and tend toward hexagons; one row of large circular facets. At center of base, small circular perforation.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mahboubian, M., Source
1962
Mahboubian, M., Source
1962
Category: 
Splendeur des Sassanides
Venue(s)
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
 
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-03
National Gallery of Art 1990-12 through 1991-04
Splendeur des Sassanides
Venue(s)
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-03
National Gallery of Art 1990-12 through 1991-04
 
Glass along the Silk Road from 200 BC to AD 1000 (2010) illustrated, p. 109; BIB# 120363
Glass along the Silk Road from 200 BC to AD 1000 (2010) illustrated, p. 109; BIB# 120363
Les Perses sassanides (2006) pp. 148-149, #92; BIB# 94091
Les Perses sassanides (2006) pp. 148-149, #92; BIB# 94091
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 54-56, #65; BIB# 88262
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 54-56, #65; BIB# 88262
Clearly Inspired. Contemporary Glass and Its Origins (1999) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 61797
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 84, 249; BIB# 61154
Clearly Inspired. Contemporary Glass and Its Origins (1999) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 61797
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 28, #18; BIB# 35679
The Survey of Glass in the World (1992) illustrated, p. 92, no. 186; pp. 289-290, no. 186; BIB# 44518
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 28, #18; BIB# 35679
The Survey of Glass in the World (1992) illustrated, p. 92, no. 186; pp. 289-290, no. 186; BIB# 44518
Masterpieces of Glass by R. Charleston, Book Review (1991) p. 55;
Reviews: Masterpieces of Glass : a World History from The Corning Museum of Glass by Robert Charleston (1991) p. 58, ill.;
Masterpieces of Glass by R. Charleston, Book Review (1991) p. 55;
Reviews: Masterpieces of Glass : a World History from The Corning Museum of Glass by Robert Charleston (1991) p. 58, ill.;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 64-65, pl. 24; BIB# 33819
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 64-65, pl. 24; BIB# 33819
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 11, no. 11; BIB# 65782
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 11, no. 11; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 5 (1963) pp. 144-145, #18; BIB# AI87079
Recent Important Acquisitions, 5 (1963) pp. 144-145, #18; BIB# AI87079