Fragment of Globular Bottle

Object Name: 
Fragment of Globular Bottle

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Globular Bottle
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Overall H: 3.1 cm; Base D: 3.4 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale greenish yellow, with bubbles. Blown and facet-cut. Fragment of bottle with globular body. Lower wall curves down and in; base is solid disk, slightly concave underneath; pontil mark shaped like half moon (D. 1.1 cm). Decoration of hollow facets on wall and side of base. On wall: row of about 19 contiguous oval facets with height greater than width; below this, at bottom of wall, row of about 19 contiguous facets, which have straight sides and rounded tops and bottoms, also with height greater than width. On side of base: row of eight oval facets, some contiguous, others adjacent, and all with width greater than height; some additional grinding is visible at bottom of side. At highest point on wall, glass is 0.3 cm thick and it gets progressively thicker as it descends.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 48-49, #62; BIB# 113723