Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm; Body Diam: 2.3 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Colorless. Blown (probably mold-blown); perhaps ground; facet-cut. Bottle. Lower neck originally cylindrical; body tall, with slightly sloping shoulder, vertical walls, square cross section, and cavity that is egg-shaped; at bottom of wall, four short, flat feet, one at each corner. Decorated on neck and body. On lower neck: eight contiguous vertical facets; below these are two horizontal ribs. On body: each side has, at center, shallow vertical groove that runs from top to bottom; on each corner, two V-shaped facets, one above the other, at top and shallow facet extending over foot at bottom, which together create stepped effect.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Red Paint Inside edge.
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 70-71, #108; BIB# 113723