"#2531 Stoppered Bottle with 'Camouflage-Toe" Ghost Frogs

"#2531 Stoppered Bottle with 'Camouflage-Toe" Ghost Frogs

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Stopper
"#2531 Stoppered Bottle with 'Camouflage-Toe" Ghost Frogs
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a,b) H: 22.1 cm, W: 9.8 cm, D: 7.4 cm (with lower frog on side)
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Anonymous gift
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with dry satt iridescence, opaque blue/black; blown, manipulated, flame-worked, iridized. Cylindrical shape with onion dome stopper; stopper: blown, salt-fumed with solid elongated tip; stopper inscribed: "JFN #2531"; topped with applied hot worked frog with protruding eyes with black and fumes inclusions, frog crouches and tips of toes arc flame-work applied blue-black dots that merge with overall decoration of dots; vessel is thick walled, cylinder with stepped; neck and solid tapered, applied base; body decorated with applied frog whose blue-black toes merge with spiral of dots wrapping around body from neck to base, overall fumed mottling except for base; base is slightly concave with applied button over pontil; inscribed in script on base: "John Nygren #2531"; inscribed and hot-stamped: "JFN 1983".
Anonymous Source
Anonymous Source
John Nygren #2531 1983
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 38, top left;
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (1997) illustrated, p. 18;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 115, #38; BIB# AI20606