Bell-Shaped Bottle with Arches

Object Name: 
Bell-Shaped Bottle with Arches

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Object Name: 
Bell-Shaped Bottle with Arches
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 14.8 cm; Base Diam: 8.3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Bell-Shaped Bottle with Arches. Transparent light bluish green; few small bubbles. Blown; relief-cut. Bottle with body shaped like bell. Rim plain, with pronounced internal bevel; neck cylindrical, but narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder rounded; wall almost straight, splaying slightly toward bottom; base plain; no pontil mark (but see below). Relief-cut ornament on neck, shoulder, wall, and base. On neck: single continuous band of ornament, with one horizontal rib at top and at bottom; ornament consists of five intersecting diamond-shaped facets, each with notched vertical ridge at midpoint. On shoulder: one “step” at junctions with neck and with wall, and between them continuous frieze of seven curved facets. On wall: seven contiguous panels, each containing one large, elongated arch with similar but smaller arch inside it; at top of wall, at junction of each pair of panels, one large triangular facet with small triangular facet beneath it; at bottom of wall, below panels with arches, seven plain contiguous facets with junctions under vertical axes of arches. On base: seven rhomboid facets, one beneath each junction of pair of plain facets, and two concentric countersunk disks (D. 5.4 cm and 3.4 cm).
Motamed, Saeed, Source
The Decorative Cutting of Glass
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics 1993-05-15 through 1993-12-01
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 222-223, #370; BIB# 113723
Luxury Glass of the Ancient World . . . (1993-09) p. 67;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 68-69, pl. 26; BIB# 33819
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 127, #15; BIB# AI91024
Horizons Notes From The Jones Museum back;