Flask Shaped like a Palm Column

Object Name: 
Flask Shaped like a Palm Column

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Object Name: 
Flask Shaped like a Palm Column
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.8 cm; Base Diam: 2.6 cm
On Display
1400-1240 BCE
Primary Description: 
Flask Shaped like a Palm Column. Deep cobalt blue glass matrix, bubbly with black stone and flakes of opaque dull brick-red material, applied trails of opaque white and opaque yellow; core-formed, trail-decorated, tooled. Short cylindrical rim decorated with an applied and marvered-in yellow trail, rises up out of nine rounded palm leaves which have been tooled and worked out of the almost cylindrical body to form the capital of the column; the edge of the leaf is decorated with a white trail, marvered into the surface, no the underside, yellow trail left in relief bisects each leaf; the capital is divided from column shaft by alternating relief trails of three white and three yellow glass; the shaft spreads out toward the base and is decorated with twenty-two alternating trails of white and yellow marvered in and dragged alternately up and down to form a feathered or festooned pattern; the base is almost flat, bottom edge is highlighted with a yellow trail wound several times over itself and marvered in.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Norton Collection, Former Collection
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 9); BIB# 149403
Glorious Glass (2012-05) illustrated, p. 30; BIB# AI98749
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 81 (right); BIB# 128671
Jurors' Choice (2010) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# AI79770
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 75 (right); BIB# 69319
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 59-60, #24, pl. 5; BIB# 29547
Recent Important Acquisitions, 14 (1972) illustrated, pp. 152-153, #1; BIB# AI97756