Acid Etched Vase

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Object Name: 
Acid Etched Vase
Accession Number: 
76.2.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.5 cm, Diam: 13 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1847
Primary Description: 
Translucent white lead glass; blown-molded, enameled, acid-etched. Classical vase shape, matte surface with rounded, incurved rim, waisted neck, ovoid body; enameled black foliate border at the rim; enameled black Greek key band on the shoulder; sides decorated with a depiction of "Theseus killing the Minotaur" on one side, with a man wearing a toga, holding a club, wrestling a male figure with the head and horns of a bull; on the reverse, the Oracle and Manto, with a central figure sitting on a tripod vessel, holding a bowl in his upraised right hand, a woman at the left, toga-clad, with upraised right arm, and another woman at the right, holding a small jug in her left hand; black enamel Greek key border below; bell-shaped foot with black enamel foliate band; disk foot below; transfer printed registry mark on the underside, for 1847 (Class III at top, categories "F" at top of diamond, "6" at right, "2" at bottom, "I" at left, inscribed "RICHARDSON'S / VITRIFIED" in a ribband above; two rectangular panels with cut corners, one inscribed "THESEUS slaying the MIN[OTAUR] / from an Antique [Vase?]" and "The Oracle declaring to Manto what / the God had fixed to be her lot. / Vase with this elegant subject...[?]"; thick rough pontil with iron mark at the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tillman, Alan, Source
1976-09-02
Inscription: 
RICHARDSON'S / VITRIFIED
Inscription
inscribed
The Oracle declaring to Manto what / the God had fixed to be her lot. / Vase with this elegant subject... [?]
Inscription
inscribed
THESEUS slaying the MIN[OTAUR] / from an Antique [Vase?]
Inscription
inscribed
Class III / F / 6 / 2 / I
Mark
Title Unknown (Arthur A. Houghton Library)
Venue(s)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library
Historismus Glass
Venue(s)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library
 
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. at Scone Palace (1976-04-13) p. 30, lot #182;