The Emperor's Jewels

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Object Name: 
Bottle and Stopper
Title: 
The Emperor's Jewels
Accession Number: 
85.4.54
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1966
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Bottle and Stopper, "The Emperor's Jewels". Colorless, transparent cobalt non-lead glass rods/tubes, cork; flameworked, tooled. (a) Elongated teardrop-shaped bottle widening from top toward bottom with overall raised colorless and blue dot decoration; narrow, slightly flared, lipless neck opening, just below rim a group of small colorless dots forms a wide band with deeply serrated lower edge, the elongated neck and shoulder is covered with light blue small dots with interspersed encircling bands of dark blue (beginning with section that "fills in" space between serrations), dots increase in size towards rounded shoulder of short cylindrical body--at top of body are three encircling rows of colorless, almost pointed prunts, below them (at middle of body) body is covered with smaller light blue dots, then around base slightly curved in base are three more rows of the tall colorless applications--the lowest row of dots are flattened to form a circle of feet; flattened circular base of body has a conical kick, no pontil; (b) solid stopper is in double colorless teardrop-shape (wide ends joined)--upper drop is topped with a small ball, lower drop point is fitted with a tapered cork that separates the drop from the long, thin, bumpy dauber decorated with marvered blue narrow spiraling; marvered on base in transparent blue: "J".
Provenance: 
Burton, Elsie, Source
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
 
Contemporary Flameworked Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1997-05-24 through 1997-10-26
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 3, p. 209 (fig. 515a);
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 248 fig. 12.2; BIB# 124232
Contemporary Flameworked Glass (1997) p. 8, ill.; BIB# 58954
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (1997) illustrated, p. 11;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 114, #54, second from right; BIB# AI17497