Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
70.1.25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.1 cm, W (max): 8.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1875-1925
Primary Description: 
Flask. Transparent pale bluish green glass; mold-blown. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip, tooled into rough trefoil with prominent pouring lip; neck short, in form of truncated cone; shoulder rounded; wall straight, tapering and curving in at bottom; base plain, pushed in to form low kick; pontil mark (D. 1.1 cm). At regular intervals around wall, three mold-blown human masks in high relief, with horizontal indentation indicating bottom of hair or headdress, deep-set eyes and mouth, and prominent ears. Below each ear, shallow, rectangular depression, 8 mm wide and 10 mm long, extends out and down. Glass contains small bubbles and stone.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hambuechen, James E., Source
1970
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 124, #1094; BIB# 58895