Sprinkler

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler
Accession Number: 
86.1.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.2 cm, W: 7.8 cm; Rim Diam: 0.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1100-1299
Credit Line: 
Bequest of the Estate of Martha J. Herpst
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, but with bluish tinge; numerous bubbles; blown. Sprinkler: horizontal cross section of body is roughly oval, with long sides that are almost straight and rounded short sides. Rim plain, with flat top and narrow opening (D. 0.2 cm); neck cylindrical, widening as it descends, but with very shallow constriction at bottom; shoulder is flat, but has rounded edge; long sides of body are almost straight and tapering; short sides curve out, down, and in; one long side has irregular indentation, presumably unintended, below shoulder; base plain, with conical kick; no pontil mark.
Provenance: 
Herpst Estate, Martha J., Source
1986-07-31
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Material: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 76-77, #734; BIB# 113723