Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm; Rim Diam: 2 cm; Shoulder Diam: 3.8 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, appearing black in reflected light. Blown (body blown in dip mold); facet- and linear-cut. Molar flask. Rim plain, with flat top; neck cylindrical, but wider at top than at bottom; shoulder flat, with rounded edge; wall straight and tapering; horizontal cross section is circular below shoulder and square below midpoint; four small feet, one at each angle of lower wall. Decorated on rim, neck, and wall. On rim and neck: outside of rim has continuous band of five horizontal half-oval facets alternating with five small circular facets; upper neck has band of five horizontal oval facets; midpoint of neck has uneven continuous horizontal groove; lower neck also has band of five horizontal oval facets, placed rather unevenly. On wall: two registers of unequal size separated by pair of horizontal grooves (W. of each 0.25–0.3 cm). Upper, smaller register has four upright oval motifs, pointed at one end, with tips pointing down, alternating with four upright oval motifs; all have broad outlines and are crosshatched; at edge of shoulder, between each pair of ovals, small oval facet. Lower register has pair of vertical grooves at center of each side and single vertical groove at each angle; grooves at angles fork at top and have small oval facet between branches.
von Gans, Friedrich Ludwig, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World: So Diverse a Unity
University of Michigan 1991-04-05 through 1991-05-05
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
A Survey of Cut Glass
Carnegie Museum of Art 1952 through 1952
Special Exhibition of Islamic Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1950 through 1950
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 133-134, #220; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: So Diverse a Unity (1991) illustrated, p. 78, no.54; BIB# 34381
Fragrance: a sensual marriage of crystal and essence (1982-04) illustrated, p. 13, top left; BIB# AI59143
Title Unknown (National Geographic Magazine, 99) (1951) p. 544, fig.;