Bottle with Dolphin Handles

Object Name: 
Bottle with Dolphin Handles

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Dolphin Handles
Accession Number: 
54.1.92
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.1 cm, Diam (max, shoulder): 3.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-325
Primary Description: 
Pale grayish green, transparent glass, with white stone and bubbles (elongated in neck); mold-blown, applied, ground, wheel-cut. Bottle: cylindrical, with two opposed handles. Rim cracked off and ground; neck cylindrical, with slight constriction at bottom; shoulder slopes, with rounded, slightly overhanging edge; wall tapes slightly and curves in at bottom; base plain; no pontil mark. Small "dolphin" handles dropped onto bottom of neck, drawn down over top of shoulder, then drawn up and in, making loop; in one case, excess glass was pulled down and attached to edge of shoulder. Five groups of faint, wheel-cut horizontal lines on wall, each group containing two or three lines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Evans, Sir John, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1954-10-11
Category: 
Material: 
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
 
Extending Exhibits in the Museum Store (2003) illustrated, p. 36; BIB# AI57824
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 252-253, #432; p. 372, #432; BIB# 58895
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# 90994
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 24, #10; p. 23; BIB# 33211
Stained Glass: Jewels of Light (1988) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 59584
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 20, #10; BIB# 21161
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 125-126, #230; BIB# 27315