Swan's Head Perfume Flask

Object Name: 
Swan's Head Perfume Flask

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Object Name: 
Swan's Head Perfume Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2018.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.8 cm, W: 23.3 cm, D: 3.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of James and Becky Summar
Primary Description: 
Swan's Head Perfume Flask. Transparent turquoise and opaque white glasses, brass, cork; blown, cased, acid-etched, cameo-carved, assembled. (a) Flask in the form of a swan head with transparent turquoise beak and opaque white head and details. Threaded brass mount fixed to rim. (b) Globular brass cap with cork interior.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Summar, Sr., James, Source
2018-09-28
Summar, Becky, Source
2018-09-28
Early Auction Company, Former Collection
2009-07-17
Material: 
Inscription: 
Ra / 11109
inscription
Carved (a) just beneath threaded brass mount
U8492
inscription
Scratched (a) along side of threaded brass mount very faint
F.B. [image of lion facing left, image of shield, image of letter "I" within a shield, image of woman facing left]
mark
Stamped (a) on top of threaded brass mount
F.B.M. [image of woman facing left, image of lion facing left, image of letter "I" within a shield, image of shield]
mark
Stamped (b) on side of brass cap
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2018 (2019) illustrated, p. 61; BIB# 718683
Summer art glass auction (2009-07) illustrated, Lot 388; BIB# 110524