Carrot-shaped Bottle with a Needle

Object Name: 
Carrot-shaped Bottle with a Needle

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Object Name: 
Carrot-shaped Bottle with a Needle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
a) Overall H: 10.2 cm, Diam (max): 3.3 cm; b) Overall W (max): .7 cm, L: 15.3 cm; b) Shaft Diam: .3 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
a) Transparent deep blue, with opaque white trail. Blown; trail applied to parison and marvered. Bottle: body shaped like carrot. Rim tubular, made by folding out, up, and in; neck cylindrical; shoulder rounded; wall curves down and in, then tapers to pointed base; no pontil mark. Wall is decorated with very thin marvered trail, which was wound 15 times around body. b) Translucent deep blue, with opaque white trail. Tooled; trail applied and marvered. "Needle," with circular cross section. Upper end is kite-shaped and flattened, with narrow oval eye; lower end is pointed. Upper end and uppermost part of shaft are decorated with spirally wound trail.
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
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 54-55, 216, #976; pp. 166, 234, #1182; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 175-176, #356; BIB# 27315