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Siphon glass

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Spanish, possibly Catalonia or Dutch
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Gr. W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1883
Accession Number:
83.7.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
In the bottom of the glass are the remains of a "surprise" siphon apparatus. This interior element caused an unexpected stream of liquid to escape through a hole in just one of the rings that adorn the hollow sphere set between the bowl and the foot.
Jean-Baptiste Jules Charvet ; Henry G. Marquand (until 1883; to MMA)
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