Bottle or Flacon

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Object Name: 
Bottle or Flacon
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Overall H: 13.1 cm; Shoulder W: 7 cm, D: 7.5 cm; Foot Diam (max): 5.8 cm
On Display
1700-about 1720
Primary Description: 
Bottle or Flacon. Colorless glass of yellowish cast; probably molded for form, cut and engraved. Cut octagonal foot with wide beveled side, square body with straight spreading sides, rounded shoulder with circular opening at center into which a tin neck is fitted; cut decoration: on beveled side of foot, arcs on each side and short flutes forming triangles at points; on body, deep flute at each corner, arc of concave discs above each side and simple disc in space between ends of arcs; elaborate and delicate engraved rococo decoration: small foliated scrolls on shoulder; on two opposing sides, foliated scrolls and masks framing an elaborate ovate medallion having as main motif a cherub holding a decanter in right hand, a wineglass in left; on other two opposing sides elaborate cartouche-like design with shells, scrolls, and mask as main motif. Fitted with tin cap with flat top punched in star-motif.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source