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Overall H: 21.3 cm; Body Diam: 5 cm
Not on Display
possibly 1000-1099
Primary Description: 
Translucent (originally transparent) light brown extremely bubbly glass; surface dull and iridescent, few patches of iridescent scum; free blown and gilded or painted; cylindrical body with flat base having rough pontil mark, very short cylindrical neck (shape of an egg plant); surface was covered with a rich gilded and/or painted decoration, including ornamental motifs, griffins and birds only the traces of which are left (see rendering).
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
Coincidental Developments? The Aldrevandin Glasses and Ayyubid--Mamluk Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 145; BIB# 705286
Russian Glass from the 11th to the 17th Century (1966) illustrated, p. 108, figs. 23 a & b;
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 261, 263 #526; BIB# 27315