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H: 18.5 cm, D: 11.8 cm
Not on Display
about 1970
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with yellow, blue, black and white colorations; flameworked, blown, tooled, hot application. Spherical with elongated neck; flared, fire-polished rim narrows to an elongated neck decorated on two opposing sides with single sections of vertical lines comprised of a row of snakethread with a black twist flanked by rows of blue and a line of yellow; both sections of line decoration spiral off of the neck and then extend straight down the spherical, thinly blown body covered with striations of milky white; base is flattened and has a foot comprised of a single coil of colorless; marked "J" in base in trailed snakethread with black twist.
Burton, Elsie, Source