Claret Jug

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Object Name: 
Claret Jug
Accession Number: 
96.2.12 A
Overall H: 32.5 cm, W: 12.6 cm; Shoulder Diam: 11.7 cm
On Display
about 1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd.
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, polished, engraved, acid-etched. Conical body with a waisted neck cut with vertical flutes, scalloped pouring spout, and an S-shaped handle attached to the rim and to the edge of the shoulder; a solid conical foot, cut beneath with a star. The body is etched with a mythological scene after an engraving by John Flaxman's from the Odyssey of Homer, depicting "The Council of Jupiter, Minerva, and Mercury". The image is framed above and below by etched bands of solid lines, dots, and scrolls alternating with dotted pendants.
Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., Source
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 33, #38, bottom right; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, p. 171, #27; BIB# AI5243
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# AI95179