Bottle with Five Disks

Object Name: 
Bottle with Five Disks

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Five Disks
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.3 cm; Body (including disks) W: 10.2 cm; Foot D: 4.3 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with yellowish green tint; few bubbles, mostly very small. Blown; relief-cut, ground, and polished. Bottle with polyhedral body. Lower neck cylindrical, splaying at bottom and merging with broad, sloping shoulder; wall consists of five rectangular panels, which meet with internal angles of about 108°; beneath panels, wall tapers sharply; junctions of shoulder and each pair of panels are chamfered to create triangular plane surface; junctions of panels and lower wall are chamfered to create similar triangular surfaces; base is hollow, with splayed foot ring, which has narrow flange immediately above rim and stepped profile at junction with underside; at center of base, low, circular boss. Principal decoration cut in relief: on lower neck, continuous horizontal rib; at mid-point of shoulder, continuous horizontal flange; on each panel, raised circular rib near edge and raised hollow disk at center; on lower wall, continuous horizontal rib. Base and relief-cut ornament are carefully finished, and edges of disks are undercut. Additionally, each triangular surface at junctions of shoulder and panels has one hollow oval facet.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 86-87, #132; BIB# 113723
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) p. 13, no. 16; BIB# 65782