Water Jug

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Object Name: 
Water Jug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
97.2.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.2 cm, W: 15.3 cm, Diam: 13.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850
Web Description: 
At about the time this jug was made, England was fascinated by the deep cutting of glass, which prompted the art critic John Ruskin to remark that "all cut glass is barbarous" (Stones of Venice, 1853). The jug was made solely by blowing and enameling, and the water lilies give a sense of freshness to the water that it contains. They also represent a fresh start in glass design of the period, when naturalistic designs came into fashion.
Department: 
Color: 
Inscription: 
RICHARDSON'S VITI
Trademark
Transfer above diamond registration mark printed mark
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, tooled, applied, enameled. Slightly ovoid body decorated with enameled water lilies tapers to flaring cylindrical neck with flaring rim pinched two times at handle join; conical foot. Transfer printed registration mark.
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 33, #37, bottom left; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, pp. 150-151, #24; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 8; 10, right;
British Decorative Arts (Sale #7759) (1997-10-17) Lot 277 / 1;