Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H. 6.1 cm; Body W: 2.6 cm; Rim Diam: 1.9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Probably almost colorless, with yellowish tinge. Blown (perhaps in dip mold); facet- and relief cut. Bottle. Rim plain, with top ground flat; neck straight and tapering; shoulder almost flat; wall descends vertically and has square cross section; base has four small feet. Facet- and relief-cut decoration on neck, shoulder, and wall. On neck and shoulder: six contiguous vertical facets extend from rim to horizontal rib near junction with shoulder, edge of which has four long oval facets, each touching its neighbors. On wall: each angle has one narrow rhombic motif with pointed knob at midpoint, and similar projection near bottom, which terminates at base of foot. Between each pair of rhombic motifs, wall is cut in four triangular facets of different sizes. Underside of base is plain.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
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
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 68, #104; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 282-283, #595; BIB# 27315