Globular Bottle with Short Neck

Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Short Neck

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Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Short Neck
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.7 cm, Diam (max): 9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless; blown, facet-cut. Bottle: globular. Rim plain, with flat top (but see below); neck short and cylindrical; shoulder slopes; wall curves down and in; base is small and flat; no trace of pontil mark (perhaps removed by grinding). Decoration consists of, on shoulder, continuous horizontal countersunk rib decorated with crosshatching; on all but lowest part of wall, four continuous rows of contiguous hollow oval facets (with heights greater than widths) arranged in quincunx; top three rows have 26 facets, and bottom row has 25 facets; at bottom of wall, shallow wheel-cut “steps,” and below this, one continuous horizontal band of seven crescentshaped cuts.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Former Collection
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Les Tresors Fatimides du Caire
Institut du Monde Arabe 1998-04-27 through 1998-08-30
Kunsthistorisches Museum 1998-10 through 1999-02
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 46-47, #59; BIB# 113723
Schatze der Kalifen: Islamische Kunst zur Fatimidenzeit (1998) illustrated, pp. 196, 197, cat. # 179; p. 199; BIB# 96403