Footed Beaker with Grotesque Decoration. Colorless. Blown; enameled, gilded. Beaker. Conical bowl with fire-polished rim, set directly on low, blown pedestal foot with infolded rim and with two pontil marks at its apex. First pontil mark was fire polished during second firing.
Bowl is painted with two pairs of Triton like figures, wearing frills of green leaves around the head, and terminating below the waist in elaborate corolla of indented yellow leaves. Their flesh is painted in white, with some red hatching, and internal details are rendered in black line. Between and above each pair rise red and blue stems that cross and branch, at their tops, into fleshy scrolled foliage with white four petaled flowers. Each pair of figures is linked to other by curving green stem that they hold in their hands; stem is crosshatched in black and ends in large bell shaped flowers in blue and red, with smaller trefoils in turquoise. Above these, and below joined bodies of Triton-like figures, are four thin, scrolled branches with flowers, bracts, and leaves.
Above lower border of conjoined yellow, blue, and red lines are two pairs of addorsed animal heads painted in white hatches with black. Below rim is gold border etched with two rows of scales, each fitted with red enamel dot; this is bounded, above and below, by lines of white dots enameled on glass. Foot is decorated with simulated gadrooning rendered by white petal forms shaded on one side by red line.