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Overall H: 14.7 cm, Diam: 11.4 cm
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Transparent blue glass; blown, applied, wheel-cut, ground and polished. Pear-shape, rim everted with slightly beveled upper surface; short neck, which splays and merges with body; wall continues to splay, reaching maximum diameter near bottom, below which it curves inward; base flat; flat, strap-like handle dropped onto upper part of body, drawn outward and downward and attached to wall immediately above greatest diameter; faceted decoration covers most of body, except around handle, and underside of base: on body, beginning at level of upper handle attachment, nine horizontal rows of contiguous facets, each row touching the next to make all-over pattern of facets arranged in quincunx; facets vary slightly in size and shape, some being elongated hexagons, others elongated rhombuses, and others more or less oval, but all are longer in vertical axis; below bottom row of vertical facets, one row of contiguous oval facets which are longer in horizontal axis; on underside of base, eleven parallel rows of contiguous elongated oval or diamond-shaped facets, each row touching the next to make all-over pattern of facets arranged in quincunx; number of facets in each row varies between one and four; rows are parallel to axis of handle; decoration consists of herringbone design of six pairs of shallow transverse cuts, each pair making a V-shaped motif.
Motamed, Saeed, Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-06-21 through 2002-09-06
Picking Up the Pieces (2012-06) illustrated, cover, p. 20; BIB# AI87744
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 408, 682; BIB# 61154
Fit for a King? (2010) illustrated, p. 49 (fig. 12, bottom); BIB# AI79131
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 80, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 235-236, #399; p. 367, #399; BIB# 58895
La Verrerie (1993) illustrated, p. 110, fig. 96; BIB# AI88102
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 9, no. 5; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, cover; frontispiece; BIB# AI97742