Wine Bottle with Cork and Foil Seal

Object Name: 
Wine Bottle with Cork and Foil Seal

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Object Name: 
Wine Bottle with Cork and Foil Seal
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.2.11
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm; Base W: 10.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1730
Primary Description: 
Wine Bottle with Cork and Foil Seal. Olive-green non-lead glass; blown and impressed. Flattened, ovoid form, with short, tapered neck; trailed angular rim below the rim; red-painted lead foil covering the top half of the neck and cork, with embossed grapes, leaves and tendrils in a circular beaded frame; applied circular seal on the side, inscribed "Pollexfen / Basturo / 1730"; domed kick with circular rough pontil scar; circular paper label with blue borders, with illegible inscription, ending in "119". Bottle contains liquid.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1968-06-13
Color: 
Inscription: 
Pollexfen / Basturo / 1730
Inscription; Date
[?...] 119
Label
Illegible inscription
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
Explore the many ways glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to your goblet in Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine. The entwined histories of glass and wine extend back thousands of years, from lavish feasts of ancient Rome, to the polite society of Britain in the 1700s, to formal dinner parties of post-war America, to an essential experience within our contemporary food culture. The strength, impermeability, and versatility of glass has played an important role in every step of wine’s journey, from the production, distribution, sale, and ultimately the enjoyment of this intoxicating beverage. During your visit, you’ll see a rare 2,000-year-old fragment of cameo glass depicting a grape harvest, a still-sealed bottle of wine found in a shipwreck off the coast of England, and an exceptional 400-year-old document describing an “almost unbreakable glass jar” that could prevent wine from spoiling. A focal point of the exhibition will be a dense display of dozens of wine glasses from around the world, representing many styles and tastes, fit for a variety of occasions. You will be able to envision the stories behind the glasses—and imagine yourself partaking from this delicate stemware that’s been part of countless life moments. In the exhibition, you'll also explore how the story of glass and wine has particular relevance in the Finger Lakes of New York State, which has been a nexus for both the glass and wine industries for more than 150 years. Independent, entrepreneurial winemakers and glass artists have found a mutual home in this region, building on historical tradition with new creative energy that makes Corning and the Finger Lakes an international hub for the entwined industries of fire and vine.
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31