Double Cosmetic Tube

Object Name: 
Double Cosmetic Tube

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Object Name: 
Double Cosmetic Tube
Accession Number: 
Overall H (with handle): 16 cm, W (max. across handle): 9.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of I. C. Elston, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Transparent light bluish-green glass; blown; tooled; applied. Double cosmetic tube with basket handle; two tubes side by side, made from single bubble of glass by pinching sides to form diaphragm. Each tube has rim folded in and down, straight side curving in at bottom, and flat base with pontil scar. Basket handle formed by dropping trail onto one tube shortly above mid-point; drawing this out and up, then in to touch rim; trail then drawn down, out and up to apex of handle, after which it curves down and outward, then in to rim of second tube, below which it was drawn out, down and in, to resemble opposite side.
Elston, I. C. Jr., Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 196-197, pl. 749; BIB# 58895