Urn

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Object Name: 
Urn
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.126
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.3 cm; Shoulder Diam: 15.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1-199
Primary Description: 
Transparent green-blue bubbly glass; except for exterior slightly iridescent and "frosted", partly aqua scum; free blown and cut; bulbous ovoid body with slightly concave base and high convex rim; object seems to have been lathe cut showing groups (usually pairs) of rings or grooves on the body (three times), a ridge-like cut around shoulder, a slight step (not cut) at top of body, two grooves around edge exterior; the ceramic cover has been inverted and placed in the mouth where it is now firmly corroded in place (colorless rather soft ceramic material fired to an orange red).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom;
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 237-238, #472; BIB# 27315