Palm Cup

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Object Name: 
Palm Cup
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.4 cm
On Display
about 400-599
Web Description: 
Hemispherical palm cups and bell-shaped beakers fit nicely in the hand and would have been used by individuals.
Baron Liebig Collection, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish very bubbly glass; surface covered with slight peacock iridescence and some pitting; free blown with trail decoration; cup with sides spreading upwards to flare slightly below the rim at which point the walls curve upwards, rim thickened on inside, slightly concave base with a rough pontil mark; on the pattern of drafted swirls in white opaque glass, starting at the base in four groups in festoon-like arrangement.
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 214-215, pl. 781; BIB# 58895
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 36, #25; BIB# 35679