Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10 cm; Shoulder Diam: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue. Blown (probably mold-blown); perhaps ground; facet- and linear-cut. Bottle. Rim plain, with flat top; neck roughly cylindrical, but wider at top than at bottom; body tall, with rounded shoulder, vertical sides, and square cross section; at bottom of wall, four pointed feet, one at each corner. Decorated on neck and body. On neck: upper two-thirds has four equidistant vertical facets, below which is one continuous horizontal groove. On upper body: each side has two elongated tear-shaped cuts arranged to form V, and each corner has single triangular cut; below these, two continuous horizontal grooves. On lower body: each side has narrow triangular cut with apex at top, and each corner has triangular cut with apex at bottom.
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 134, #221; BIB# 113723