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Overall H: 10.1 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm
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Colorless. Blown; relief-cut. Beaker: almost cylindrical, but with concave profile. Rim plain, with lip ground flat and bevel on inside; wall (TTh. 0.25 cm) tapers toward midpoint, then splays very slightly, with small horizontal rib at bottom; base plain; no pontil mark (but see below). Relief-cut decoration (Th. 0.5 cm) on wall and underside of base. On wall, extending from 1 cm below lip almost to bottom: two very similar continuous registers consisting of five palmettes with inverted triangles in spaces between them; each palmette is linked to its neighbors by suspended arcs. Palmettes, triangles, and arcs have broad, hatched outlines, and palmettes have incised details. Below each palmette in lower register, one tearshaped motif. Rib at bottom of wall is notched. On underside of base: four equidistant triangles, similar to those on wall, with apexes toward center, where they touch countersunk, slightly concave circle (D. 1.8 cm), which probably removed pontil mark.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Treasures in Glass
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 200-201, #335; BIB# 113723
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) p. 16, no. 27; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 9 (1967) illustrated, pp. 136-137, #20;
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 24-25, #28; BIB# 28036