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Overall H: 4.7 cm, L: 12.7 cm
On Display
200-399 or later
Primary Description: 
Very pale brownish yellow, transparent glass, with pale blue streaks; blown, applied. Animal with object in its mouth. Animal has spheroid head, constriction at neck, slender pear-shaped body, and slightly upturned tubular tail with open end, all blown from one pale yellow gather. Tip of tail has plain rim with rounded lip. Yellow glass has many small bubbles, some of which are elongated. Eyes, ears, nose, mouth and object carried in it, and legs represented by blue blobs tooled to appropriate shapes: eyes are small circular disks; ears are flat semicircles: mouth is single blob tooled to form jaws, with excess glass pulled up to make nose and with two flattened blobs of glass, one on top of other, in open mouth; all four limbs are blobs that have been pinched and in three cases bent at ends to represent feet.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Small Wonders Exhibition
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1982-01-26 through 1982-02-13
Bottles of the World (Sekai no hei)
Suntory Museum of Art 1977-03 through 1977-05
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
Mireille Perron: The Anatomy of a Glass Menagerie: Altaglass (2019) illustrated, p. 11;
Zhongguo gu dai bo li qi min = Chinese ancient glass (2018) illustrated, p. 95 (fig. 3-40);
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 201-202, pl. 757; BIB# 58895
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 28; BIB# 3398
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 130-131, #248; BIB# 27315