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Glass jar

Medium:
Glass; blown with applied decoration
Dimensions:
H.: 4 x 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 in. (10.2 x 9.8 x 4.1 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.151
Not on view
Translucent pale green; applied blobs in same color.
Outsplayed, horizontal rim, with rounded outer lip; concave cylindrical neck; broad, sloping shoulder; convex side to body tapering downwards; integral base ring; uneven bottom with central kick covered by pad from pontil.
On body, three roughly horizontal rows of applied but flattened blobs in relief, all of differing sizes and shapes, some with trailing ends: top row comprises ten large blobs, middle row ten smaller blobs, and bottom row eleven blobs.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and large areas of thick enamel-like creamy weathering.
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