Vase

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Object Name: 
Vase
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.3.279
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.9 cm, Diam (max): 11 cm; Rim Diam (max): 7 cm; Foot Diam (max): 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1600-1699
Primary Description: 
Vase. Transparent very bubbly light green glass; surface partly dull through weathering; free-blown, with applied decoration. Almost spherical body with flat uneven base and very rough pontil mark, large funnel neck flaring to wide mouth with plain uneven rim; applied foot ring with ribbing on top, at bottom of body applied threads forming waves, around middle of body and around neck spirals of thin threads, four ear-shaped basket handles applied to neck and shoulder of body, bent and turned downwards, crimped crests applied to handles and rim, forming unevenly shaped loops.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sheldon, Florence, Source
1951-11-05
Color: 
Material: 
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 67, p. 84; BIB# 139172
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 110, fig. 28; BIB# 79761
Clearly Inspired: Contemporary Glass and Its Origins (1999) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 61797
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 51, #38; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 132-133, pl. 58; BIB# 33819