Bottle with Four Disks

Object Name: 
Bottle with Four Disks

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Four Disks
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Overall H: 10.9 cm; Body (including disks) W: 10.5 cm; Foot D: 4.4 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with yellowish green tint. Blown; relief-cut. Bottle with polyhedral body. Lower neck cylindrical, splaying at bottom and merging with broad, sloping shoulder; wall consists of four rectangular panels, which meet at right angles with adjacent sides farther apart at top than at bottom; beneath panels, wall tapers sharply; junctions of shoulder and each pair of panels chamfered to create triangular plane surface; junctions of each pair of panels and lower wall chamfered to create similar, but smaller 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; at center of each panel, hollow disk. Base and relief-cut ornament are unusually delicate and precise, and flange and disks are undercut. Additionally, each triangular surface at junctions of shoulder and panels has one hollow oval facet. Shoulder, panels, and lower wall retain faint concentric marks made by rotary cutting; surface does not appear to have been finely polished.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 84-86, #131; BIB# 113723
Recent Important Acquisitions, 2 (1960) illustrated, p. 140, #11; BIB# AI97738