Vanity Set of a Bottle, Stopper and Mirror

Object Name: 
Vanity Set of a Bottle, Stopper and Mirror

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Object Name: 
Vanity Set of a Bottle, Stopper and Mirror
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H (with stopper): 13.4 cm, W: 18 cm; D (mirror): 8 cm
Not on Display
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Purchased with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
Primary Description: 
(a) Black glass bottle with (b) blue tinted stopper and (c) black glass mirror; blown cut and polished. (a) Bottle with flat polished rim, short glossy cylindrical neck; resembles headless bust with matte (acid-polished?) surface, vertical cut and polished at end of each shoulder; flat matte polished base signed "William Happel J4. #14001 1976" and circular paper label L.96.4.76Aa; loose fitting (b) stopper of seven fused solid spheres decreasing in size towards top and arching to one side; base is elongated four sided pyramidal form fused to largest sphere; circular concave (c) mirror) cut and polished flat on one side.
Happel, William, Jr., Source