Perfume Bottle

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Object Name: 
Perfume Bottle
Accession Number: 
50.1.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.5 cm; Rim Diam: 3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
599-400 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent amethyst to blue-green glass, bubbly with much white stone and black scale, trails of opaque yellow and turquoise glass; core-formed, trail decorated and tooled. Rounded rim flared out almost horizontally with applied trail of yellow further highlighted with a thin trail of turquoise, wall tapers in to short cylindrical neck before spreading out into long almost cylindrical body which is slightly (larger at the bottom; from shoulder to base entire surface is carefully wound with alternating turquoise and yellow trail culminating in large globs of each color marvered into the neck; entire surface is marvered and trails are dragged alternately up and down forty- eight times; "ducks head" handles applied in amethyst; rounded bottom retains slight depression.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Havermeyer, Mrs. H. O., Former Collection
Steuben Glass, Inc., Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 124, #257, pl. 15; BIB# 29547