Dropper Flask

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Object Name: 
Dropper Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.1.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14 cm, Diam (max): 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-299
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with yellowish green tint; blown, applied. Dropper-flask with pear-shaped body. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip made by folding out, up, and in; neck cylindrical, with folded diaphragm at bottom; wall straight, flaring, then curves down and in at bottom; base concave, with applied foot ring; pontil mark (Diam: 0.8 cm). Applied decoration: below rim, narrow trail wound four and a half times around neck; on body, overall pattern of four "snakes," all different, with long, sinuous bodies and bifid heads, both of which are covered with diagonal notches.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Alouf, Fouad, Source
1957-10-22
Category: 
Conservation and Care of Glass Objects (2006) illustrated, pp. 85, 96; BIB# 96019
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 222-223, pl. 792; BIB# 58895