Fragment of Composite Molding Strip

Object Name: 
Fragment of Composite Molding Strip

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Composite Molding Strip
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 2.6 cm
Not on Display
75 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Multiple strips and canes of translucent blue and opaque white glass, pitted with many bubbles, thin iridescent film flaking off; mosaic glass technique. Fragment preserves a wide probably rectangular molding strip composed of three primarily half-round elements fused together, the upper element is a blue cane overlaid with a thin white layer in turn cased with blue into which a narrow white trail has been marvered. The central band is a base of opaque white overlaid with a strip of blue followed by a narrow band of white and blue which has been cut back in several areas to reveal the opaque white beneath. Between the upper and lower units is placed a small strip of white and blue; the lower band is again a base of blue overlaid with white and blue, along the center is applied a square strip with a thin band of white in the upper outer corner; all of these elements have been fused into a single strip which is flat on the back.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Gutmann Collection, Former Collection
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15