Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm; Body W: 1.8 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green. Blown (probably mold-blown); probably ground; facet- and linear-cut. Bottle. Rim plain, with flat top; neck tapers; body tall, with rounded shoulder, vertical sides, square cross section, and small egg-shaped cavity with pointed bottom; at bottom of wall, four pointed feet, one at each corner. Decorated on neck and body. On neck: upper two-thirds is cut in eight contiguous vertical facets, with four broad facets alternating with four narrow ones; beneath them is one continuous horizontal groove. Decoration on body is very similar on all four sides: at top, fanlike group of four short linear cuts, which touch at bottom; at bottom, large triangular cut, which partly defines feet; at angles between each pair of sides, one long rhombic facet, shallow at top and bottom and deepest at widest part, which has prominent diamond-shaped knob.
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 136-137, #225; BIB# 113723