Sprinkler

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
71.1.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.6 cm, W: 5.3 cm; Rim Diam: 0.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Sprinkler. Translucent deep purple, with opaque white trail. Blown; applied, dragged, marvered; tooled; handles applied. Sprinkler: wall was flattened so that horizontal cross section was roughly oval, then tooled to create circular perforation (D. 2.5 cm) in long sides, surrounded by tubular body. Rim plain, with rounded top and narrow opening (D. 0.1 cm); neck cylindrical, widening as it descends, but with shallow constriction at bottom. Decoration consists of single trail dropped onto edge of base, wound spirally 17 or 18 times around body and neck, then dragged up and down to make six adjoining featherlike patterns, which are stretched and distorted on neck, and marvered. Perforation was made after object was decorated, as were two small purple handles dropped onto top of wall, drawn up in two loops, and attached to lower neck, and four small “feet,” each consisting of one purple blob.
Provenance: 
Norton Collection, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1970-02-26
Category: 
L'Orient de Saladin
Venue(s)
Institut du Monde Arabe
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 157, 213-214, #981; BIB# 113723
L'Orient de Saladin (2001) illustrated, p. 188, Fig. 195; BIB# 68555