Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
75.3.70
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.2 cm, W: 10.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1880-1930
Primary Description: 
Opaque white non-lead glass; blown and enameled. Flattened, pear-shape; tubular neck; sides flared to rounded body; four applied loop handles on sides; neck enameled with scrolled leaves above four rings of red-brown dots; flattened sides enameled with scenes in polychrome; obverse, with standing nude female beckoning a seated, armored male figure leaning on a sword, in a landscape setting ("the Judgement of Paris"), in an elaborate frame; reverse with a winged putto, fishing from a bridge, in front of an Italianate building, with a woman standing at a window, hills in the background, surrounded by an elaborate frame; sides enameled with scrolled blue leaves; trumpet-shape foot with folded rim, enameled with repeated overlapping blue acanthus leaves; rough pontil mark on underside of foot; painted red "NB" on underside of foot.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Atikoth, Inc., Antique Center of America, Source
1975-06-19
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27