Celery Vase

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Object Name: 
Celery Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.75 cm; Rim Diam: 12.75 cm; Foot Diam: 10.75 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Celery Vase. Lead glass, colorless; free-blown, engraved and with molded ribs on bowl; deep bowl with straight sides tapering a little to slightly flaring rim and rounding at bottom to short double-ball knopped stem and flat circular foot with rough pontil mark; lower part of bowl with gadroon-ribbed cup casing; upper part with engraved decoration: at top, pinnate circlet (alternate opposing two pairs of hairlike and single ovate leaflet); between circlet and gadrooning, three elaborate swags having polished ovals, oval drops along lower edge, fringe along upper edge in V-formation from point of which conventionalized flower with long stem and two pairs of leaves rise nearly to circlet; at meeting of ends of swags, bow-knot and depending flower like that in V's.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-06-21 through 2002-09-06
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, #8, pl. 22; BIB# 25297