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Bottle with an opaque black body with opaque off-white and light brown glass applied in a feathered trail pattern. The bottle has a tall neck that tapers towards its base, rounded shoulders, and an elongated four-sided body. A wide band of off-white glass applied in feathered trail pattern covers the neck and top of the shoulder. At the base of the bottle, the feathered trail ends in single horizontal spiralled off-white line.

History Of Use

Used to store unguents, oil or perfume.


The van Haersolte Collection

Specific Techniques

Vessel formed by application of molten glass over a friable sand or clay core. First the core material was placed on the end of an iron rod and modelled to the shape required to form the inside of the vessel. A ductile thread of glass was then wound all around the mould until it was completely covered. The whole piece was subsequently re-heated several times and rolled and maneuvered on a stone slab. The scale pattern was applied with tongs after the piece had left the furnace, but while it still could be manipulated. Finally, the iron rod was withdrawn and the core was picked out.

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