Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm; Shoulder Diam: 3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque light blue. Blown (body blown in dip mold); linear-cut. Bottle. Body shaped like carrot, but lower half has square cross section. Rim plain, with rounded top; neck cylindrical, but narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder slopes and has rounded edge; wall straight and tapering; base consists of four vestigial feet. Linear-cut decoration on neck and wall. On neck: band of six rather irregular circular and oval cuts just below rim and, lower down, two more or less continuous horizontal lines. On wall: upper and lower registers of roughly equal size, separated by two continuous horizontal lines. Upper register contains four contiguous shallow U-shaped motifs with ends curling in and down, separated by A-shaped motifs without crossbar. Lower register has four contiguous V-shaped motifs, each with oval cut inside and smaller circular cut below; between each V, one or, in one case, two vertical lines, which separate each foot from its neighbors. Cutting is broad, shallow, and carelessly executed.
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 136, #224; BIB# 113723