Pitcher

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Object Name: 
Pitcher
Accession Number: 
55.1.103
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.2 cm, Diam (max): 12.2 cm; Hand-Spout W: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-1099
Primary Description: 
Pitcher. Almost colorless glass but with green tinge, deep blue glass; blown, applied. Ewer: conical. Rim expands to trefoil mouth with rounded edge and pinched pouring lip; neck conical, wide at bottom than at top; wall expands with convex profile, and curves in at bottom; base plain, with kick; pontil mark either circular or annular (D. about 2 cm). At mid-point of neck, continuous blue trail tooled to form rigaree pattern. Handle with circular cross section dropped onto bottom of neck, drawn up and out, then bent in and attached to edge of rim, with folded thumb rest near point of attachment.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 181-182, #923; BIB# 113723
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, p. 54, fig. 31; BIB# AI90923
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 199, #393; BIB# 27315