Footed Pitcher with Celery Stalk Handle

Object Name: 
Footed Pitcher with Celery Stalk Handle

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Object Name: 
Footed Pitcher with Celery Stalk Handle
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Overall H: 42.5 cm; Rim Diam: 10 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This unusually large pear-shaped pitcher with trailed and blobbed decoration was made in the eastern Mediterranean in the fourth century A.D. It was decorated in the following manner: A thick horizontal trail was applied to the neck and nicked with a rod or a pair of pincers. Three vertical zigzag trails were applied to the body and nipped together in a diamond pattern. A small blue blob was applied at the center of each diamond-shaped compartment and in each triangular space below the lowest row of diamonds. The final stage in the manufacturing process was the attachment of the handle.
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass; blown. Large jug with pear-shaped body; rim outsplayed, with lip tooled into double circular ring; neck expands downwards to merge with pyriform body; thick solid stem drawn out from body; low, hollow foot with pronounced vertical rim; prominent pontil mark. Celery stalk handle attached to widest part of body and rim, where it splays and terminates in triangular thumb-piece. Applied decoration on neck, thick rigaree trail; on body, three thin trails nipt together in diamond pattern with small blue blob in each diamond and in each triangular space below lower row of diamonds; on upper part of base, single trail.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Ambrose and Agustine: The Origins of Europe
Museo Diocesano 2003-11-01 through 2004-06-01
(exhibit title) Ambrogio e Agostino: Le sorgenti dell'Europe
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
Fragiles y asombrosos (2014-05) illustrated, p. 40;
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, pp. 98-99, #5; BIB# 115588
Glass, Knocking at the Door of Art (2010) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 115616
Shades of Glass (2006) illustrated, p. 16, top right; BIB# 100967
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 324, 348 (Taf. 294); BIB# 83444
387 d.c./ambrogio e agostino/le sorgenti dell'europa (2003) illustrated, p. 251, no. 22; p. 356; BIB# 78110
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 178-179, pl. 718; BIB# 58895
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom;
Glass Of The Roman Empire (1988) illustrated, pp. 32-33, fig. 12; pp. 7, 9; BIB# 32608
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 148, #76; BIB# 31831
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (postcards) (1987) illustrated, #12; BIB# 34348
Title Unknown (Gazette des beaux-arts) (1965-02) p. 9; BIB# 37089
Recent Important Acquisitions, 7 (1965) illustrated, pp. 122-123, #8;
Accessions of American and Canadian Museums: January - March, 1964 (1964) illustrated, pp. 307, 379;