Engraved Bottle in Gold Ruby Glass with Metal Cap

Object Name: 
Engraved Bottle in Gold Ruby Glass with Metal Cap

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Object Name: 
Engraved Bottle in Gold Ruby Glass with Metal Cap
Accession Number: 
2011.3.178
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.3 cm, Diam (max): 11.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1700
Web Description: 
The engraving on this hexagonal bottle, which shows floral designs and birds, may be attributed to a master in Nuremberg. Bottles of this type were sometimes part of a luxurious apothecary or travel service.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Fischer, Jurgen, Source
2011-12-02
Primary Description: 
This hexagonal bottle is made from gold-ruby glass. The translucent deep red ruby glass was gathered over with a fine layer of colorless glass, which has been cut and engraved with a rich array of birds, flowers, and fruit. Metal cap.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2011 (2012) illustrated, p. 7;
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2011 (2012) illustrated, pp. 12-13; BIB# AI87745