Vase or Sprinkler

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Object Name: 
Vase or Sprinkler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.1.44
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.6 cm, Diam (max): 10.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Sprinkler. Almost colorless with yellowish green tinge; bubbles up to 0.2 cm across. Blown; facet-cut with globular body. Rim everted, with rounded lip and uneven horizontal ridge on underside; neck cylindrical with, at bottom, diaphragm made by folding. Decorated with hollow facets on shoulder, wall, and base; on shoulder, continuous horizontal band of 17 oval facets, which slant downward from right to left; on wall, four continuous row of adjoining, more or less circular facets, with 11 facets in third row, and six facets in bottom row; entire base is occupied by one circular facet (D. 3 cm).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Thornton, Sarah Hawkes (Mrs. James), Source
1968
Category: 
Material: 
Ancient glass for the modern collector (2011-04) illustrated, p. 38;
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 50, #59; BIB# 88262