Flask with Handle

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Object Name: 
Flask with Handle
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Overall H: 10.9 cm; Rim Diam: 3 cm; Body Diam: 5.4 cm
On Display
1400-1360 BCE
Primary Description: 
Opaque rather deep cobalt blue glass, bubbly, with two large areas of heavy pitting on body and foot, applied decorative trails of opaque yellow and opaque white glass; core-formed, trail decorated and tooled. Funnel rim decorated with single trail of white glass at edge tapers into a long, almost cylindrical neck decorated with two heavy trails of yellow glass just below the transition between rim and neck; below this a register is formed by two heavy trails of yellow glass marvered into the surface and filled with seven smaller trails of white glass, the entire register has been alternately dragged up and down ten times; the neck spreads out into a globular body which is decorated with two series of trails, the upper emphasizing the shoulder of the vessel, two trails of yellow separated by three trails of white have been dragged up toward the neck fourteen times to form a festooned or scalloped register which is duplicated on the lower portion of the body, leaving a band around the greatest diameter undecorated; a heavy trail of rather deep cobalt-blue glass was applied on the shoulder, pulled up into a long handle and joined on the neck at the two yellow relief trails; the trail decoration on the lower portion of the body was applied before the foot was completely fashioned, the underside of the foot shows paddling and tool marks, additional glass was added to the vessel before the trail decoration was applied and marvered in; after the festooned or scalloped decoration was completed the lower portion of the body was tooled to form a constriction, the base spreads down and out to form a short stem of medium height with a pad-shaped foot.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Mutiaux, Eugene, Former Collection
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 231, 249. 251; BIB# 61154
Ejiputo no kodai garasu (1985) illustrated, p. 118 (XXX-10) b/w; p. 78 (S-10) color; BIB# 86735
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 1; front cover bottom left; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 54, #13, pl. 2; BIB# 29547
Agyptisches Kunsthandwerk (1969) p. 149, fig. 138; BIB# 28564
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 21-22, #2; BIB# 27315
Independence (1954-08-14) illustrated
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 11, #1, pl. VIII; BIB# 28196