Pitcher

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Object Name: 
Pitcher
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.515
Dimensions: 
Animal’s Head H: 17.4 cm; Shoulder Diam: 11.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1000-1199
Primary Description: 
Pitcher. Transparent very pale green glass, with opaque turquoise blue trail, transparent blue animal, and one greenish blue ring; blown, applied. Pitcher, with truncated conical body. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical; shoulder slopes, with overhanging rounded edge; wall straight and tapering; base has tubular foot ring made by folding, and kick; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 1.4 cm); center of floor has small ring-like projection. Handle extends from near edge of shoulder to just below rim and consists of three trails, which together make openwork pattern (from bottom to top): (1) vertical, dropped onto shoulder, drawn up, over, down, attached to shoulder, then drawn up, over, and down again, and reattached to shoulder, so that it resembles lower-case letter "m," but with gap between sides of central upright; (2) as (1); (3) similar to (1) and (2), but stretched, vertical at bottom, and horizontal at top; projecting from horizontal part of (3), thumb-rest in form of blue animal overlooking rim; it has prominent head and tail, but no other discernable features. Rim and top of neck have thin turquoise trail, applied before handle, and wound 2 1/3 times around circumference. Opposite handle, on upper and mid-section of neck, two small vertical loops, each supporting one ring: very pale green in upper loop and greenish blue in lower loop.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass of the Sultans
Venue(s)
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, pp. 121-122, #38; BIB# 68105
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) p. 18, no. 33; BIB# 65782
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 244, 226, #487; BIB# 27315