Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm; Body W: 2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish green. Blown (probably mold-blown); perhaps ground; facet-cut. Bottle. Bottom of neck has circular cross section; body has narrow shoulder, vertical sides, and square cross section; at bottom of wall, four pointed feet, one at each corner. Decoration on body was probably very similar on all four sides, with horizontal groove above midpoint. On shoulder: triangular step has been removed from all four corners, leaving raised square area with angles at 45 degrees to corners. On upper wall: each side has two contiguous wedge-shaped facets, which are wider at top than at bottom. On lower wall: large wedge-shaped cut, which partly defines feet; at angles between each pair of sides, one long triangular facet, which begins just below top, ends at top of foot, and has protrusion at horizontal groove.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Feldmann Collection, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 69-70, #107; BIB# 113723