Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration

Object Name: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration

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Object Name: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm; Rim Diam (max): 12.3 cm; Foot Diam (max): 8.5 cm
On Display
about 1670-1729
Web Description: 
The scene probably illustrates an account of the second-century Greek author Lucian: Mercury rescued the infant Bacchus and carried him to the nymphs of Nisa, who raised him.
Blumka Gallery, Source
Neuberg, Frederick, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration. Clear green glass; free-blown, applied decoration, and enameled. Circular bowl with curved sides flaring from wide cylindrical "stem" with conical kick-up in bottom, applied sloping ringed foot built up from a thread of glass; applied thin oval bosses on stem and single thread at top; enameled in wash-drawing style around lower side of bowl: "satyrs" and "nymphs" or maenads in a bacchanalian vintage scene, and a central group depicting Mercury (Hermes) and a "satyr" holding the young or infant Bacchus (Dionysus) whose extended right hand is clasped in that of a nymph.
Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in 17th Century Dutch Art and Life
Albany Institute of History and Art 2002-09-10 through 2002-12
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-03
National Gallery of Art 1990-12 through 1991-04
The Story of Crystal (1998) illustrated, 17th century chapter; BIB# 85420
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 52, #40; BIB# 35679
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 51;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 114-115, pl. 49; BIB# 33819
Garasu Nyumon (Introduction to Glass) (1983) illustrated, p. 109; BIB# 32417
Glass as Medium and Metaphor (1983) p. 43, ill.;
Glass Terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. IV (2nd from right); BIB# 141372
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. IV (right); BIB# 59459
Art in Glass (1955) p. 143;