Kuttrolf or Bottle

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Object Name: 
Kuttrolf or Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.5 cm, Diam (max): 7.1 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green very bubbly glass; on outside decomposition in form of brownish scurf and slight "frosting", wear marks; free-blown and tooled. Hemispherical bottom with high "kick" and pontil mark, neck consisting of four tubes twisted from left to right, joining at center and converging at top to form one single tube; metal galleried orifice mounted on the glass and having a cork-stopper with metal top and ring.
Vecht, A., Source
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Bottles of the World (Sekai no hei)
Suntory Museum of Art 1977-03 through 1977-05
The Secular Spirit: Life and Art in the End of the Middle Ages
Cloisters 1975 through 1975
Medieval Art in Upstate New York
Everson Museum of Art 1974-04-11 through 1974-05-13
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 120 (fig. 3);
[Research paper on medieval glassware used in alchemy] (2012) illustrated, p. 17 (fig. 6); BIB# 129757
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, p. 212, #102; BIB# 115588
Phonix aus Sand und Asche (1988) illustrated, pp. 320-321, #382; BIB# 32871
Sekai no hei (Bottles of the World) (1977) fig. 83; BIB# 32715
Medieval Art in Upstate New York (1974) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# 19073