Drinking Horn

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Object Name: 
Drinking Horn
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.3.34
Dimensions: 
H (when standing): 19 cm, L (max.): 25.5 cm, D (rim): 8.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1800-1899
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with yellow tinge; artificially treated to show a crizzled and slightly iridescent surface; free-blown with applied decoration. Curved drinking horn with wide flaring rim, the narrow end terminating in a solid piece with flattened button-like disc; a spiral thread has been wound around the piece in such a way that it forms six groups along the length of the vessel, each group having about four turns, another single slightly heavier thread has been applied on the top of the vessel along its axis having a loop at the center, a W-shaped heavy thread as well as a much smaller W-shaped thread have been applied to the underside of the object to serve as feet.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 91-92 #1038; BIB# 58895
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 41-42, fig. 2; BIB# AI90923