Toilet Bottle

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Object Name: 
Toilet Bottle
Accession Number: 
52.1.62
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.2 cm, Diam (max): 5.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Toilet Bottle. Translucent amethyst glass with opaque white trails; blown, applied, tooled. Bottle with truncated conical shape body almost two-thirds of total height; rim everted and rounded; tubular neck with constriction at bottom; wall has convex profile and curves in at bottom; broad flat base; no pontil mark; trail of opaque white glass wound spirally about fifteen times around body beginning at center of base; then dragged alternately up and down the side three times to produce feather pattern and marvered flush.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sobernheim, Former Collection
Stack's Galleries, Source
1952-04-29
Sobernheim, Clara (German, 1888-1963), Former Collection
1933
to
1952
Sobernheim, Moritz Sebastian (German, 1872-1933), Former Collection
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 208-209, pl. 772; BIB# 58895
The Sobernheim Collection of Ancient Glass (1952-04-19) illustrated, p. 18, pl. X, lot 124; BIB# 12935