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Overall H: 21.7 cm; Shoulder Diam: 12.5 cm; Base Diam: 9 cm
On Display
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Transparent deep blue, with small bubbles and sand impurities. Blown (body probably blown in dip mold); facet-, linear-, and slant-cut, and perhaps filed. Bottle with roughly cylindrical body. Rim (probably not original: see below) ground flat; neck cylindrical and wider at bottom than at top; shoulder almost flat but slightly higher at junction with neck, and with rounded edge; wall straight and tapering; base plain; pontil mark roughly circular (D. 1.7-2.1 cm). Neck, shoulder, and wall have wheel-cut and probably filed ornament. On neck, four narrow friezes separated by single grooves (W. 0.3 cm, Depth 0.1 cm), from top to bottom: (1) eight vertical rectangular facets (H. 1.6 cm, W. 0.6 cm); (2) 12 contiguous rhomboids (H. 1.1 cm, W. 0.7 cm) forming continuous zigzag, with one short horizontal cut in each triangular area between zigzag and upper and lower borders; (3) as (2), with uppermost angles of zigzag below lowest angles of zigzag in frieze (2); (4) 11 vertical rectangular facets (H. 1.5 cm, W. 1.0-1.2 cm). On shoulder: three concentric grooves and, at junction with wall, continuous band of 16 horizontal oval facets. On wall, extending from just below band of facets to near base, and bordered at top and bottom by single horizontal grooves, kufic inscription, (wa salam wa iqbal wa dawla, "and well-being and prosperity, and power;" field contains palmettes, other vegetal motifs, and countersunk dots.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 163-164, #272; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 269-271, no. 552; BIB# 27315
Verrerie Antique (1954-09) illustrated, p. 16; BIB# AI1120
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 53, #323, pl. VII; BIB# 28196
Art-Price Annual Vol. IX (1953-54) illustrated, dust jacket cover; BIB# 20750