Bowl

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Object Name: 
Bowl
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.67
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7 cm; Rim Diam: 13.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
450-330 BCE
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with slight greenish tinge, patches of thin white iridescent film over surface; cast with wheel-cut decoration. Ground rim flares up and out from wide relief-cut bands on shoulder, vessel wall spreads out below shoulder before curving in and down to form deep body, exterior is decorated with a large rosette consisting of forty-five flutes with rounded tops; each flute is relief-cut and concave in cross section, all radiate from a simple lathe-cut groove (D: 3.5 cm) with a small centering hole, the flutes terminate slightly below the relief-cut groove on the shoulder.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Eumorfopoulous, George (British, 1863-1939), Former Collection
1940-06-05
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Ohly, Former Collection
1940-06-05
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
Explore the many ways glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to your goblet in Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine. The entwined histories of glass and wine extend back thousands of years, from lavish feasts of ancient Rome, to the polite society of Britain in the 1700s, to formal dinner parties of post-war America, to an essential experience within our contemporary food culture. The strength, impermeability, and versatility of glass has played an important role in every step of wine’s journey, from the production, distribution, sale, and ultimately the enjoyment of this intoxicating beverage. During your visit, you’ll see a rare 2,000-year-old fragment of cameo glass depicting a grape harvest, a still-sealed bottle of wine found in a shipwreck off the coast of England, and an exceptional 400-year-old document describing an “almost unbreakable glass jar” that could prevent wine from spoiling. A focal point of the exhibition will be a dense display of dozens of wine glasses from around the world, representing many styles and tastes, fit for a variety of occasions. You will be able to envision the stories behind the glasses—and imagine yourself partaking from this delicate stemware that’s been part of countless life moments. In the exhibition, you'll also explore how the story of glass and wine has particular relevance in the Finger Lakes of New York State, which has been a nexus for both the glass and wine industries for more than 150 years. Independent, entrepreneurial winemakers and glass artists have found a mutual home in this region, building on historical tradition with new creative energy that makes Corning and the Finger Lakes an international hub for the entwined industries of fire and vine.
A Tribute to Persia
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1972 through 1972
 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 111 (Taf. 103); BIB# 83444
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 118-119, #249, pl. 37; BIB# 29547
An Achaemenid Glass Bowl in a Dated Context (1972) illustrated, pp. 15-16, figs. 1-2;
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 8, no. 2; BIB# 65782
Persian Export Glass (1970) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 16;
Glassforming: Glassmaking for the Craftsman (1970) p. 16, fig. 25; BIB# 27217
An Unpublished Achemenid Cut Glass Bowl from Nippur (1968) illustrated, pp. 17-20, figs. 1-3;
Das Alte Glas (1965) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 7; BIB# 29275
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 40-41, #53; BIB# 27315