Fragment of Bowl with Bird

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird
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Overall H: 1.2 cm; Foot Ring Diam: 7.7 cm
On Display
about 900-1099
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bowl with Bird. Transparent very pale yellowish green; decorated in brown. Blown; stained. Fragment of bowl. Bottom of wall (Th. 0.2 cm) tapers; base has tubular foot-ring made by folding and with concave underside, with corresponding dome in floor; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 1.3 cm). Decorated on both sides. On interior: lower wall has traces of indeterminate ornament, and floor has concentric roundel with border (W. 0.4 cm and external D. about 6-7 cm). On underside of base (when seen from interior): bird, facing right; head, in profile, is round, with long beak holding small, bulbous object, and plain ring and brown dot representing eye; short neck; small body; outspread wings, shown almost frontally, with long primary and short secondary feathers; wedge-shaped tail; and two straight legs with feet. Between front foot and one wingtip, small trefoil leaf on short stem. Bird and trefoil are solid brown, with yellowish patches.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 258-259, #522; BIB# 27315