Spittoon

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Object Name: 
Spittoon
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2008.2.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.2 cm, Diam (max): 27.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1676
Credit Line: 
Purchased in part with funds from Polly and John Guth
Web Description: 
Spittoons were an important accessory in an age when pipe smoking was popular. The previously colorless lead glass has crizzled. A fragmentary seal with a raven’s head appears on the lower outside wall of the bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sotheby's, Source
2008-10-09
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Spittoon. Colorless glass; mold-blown, applied seal. Vertical ribs cover both the squat globular lower section and the wide flaring upper section. Incompletely applied seal on the lower wall bearing the stamped image of a raven's head, pontil mark in center of base.
A Basin Attributed to George Ravenscroft (2013) illustrated, pp. 101-106, Fig. 1 and 2; BIB# AI98166
Piss-Pots, basins & spittoons (2012-03) illustrated, p. 27, fig. 1, 2; BIB# AI87190
A Spittoon Born in England (2009-02-26) p. 29;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 3; BIB# AI94759