Cosmetic Tube

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Object Name: 
Cosmetic Tube
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.3 cm; Rim W (max): 4.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of I. C. Elston, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Translucent yellowish-green glass, translucent bluish-green glass; blown, tooled, and applied. Two tubes side by side, made from single bubble of yellowish-green glass by pinching sides to form diaphragm; each tube has rim folded outward, upward and inward, straight side which curves in at bottom and small flat base with pontil mark; decoration consists of the bluish green trails: (1) zigzag trail wound once around body immediately below rim; (2) spiral trail wound thirteen times around body, at top of which it overrides zigzag trail.
Elston, I. C. Jr., Source
The Book and the Spade
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975 through 1975