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
Accession Number: 
64.1.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 42.5 cm; Rim Diam: 10 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-399
Web Description: 
The decorative patterns on this pitcher were achieved by winding hot trails of glass across the body to create oval frames, and then adding blue dots for a coloristic effect. This piece was undoubtedly part of an elaborate dining service.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
1964-03-30
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Ambrose and Agustine: The Origins of Europe
Venue(s)
Museo Diocesano 2003-11-01 through 2004-06-01
(exhibit title) Ambrogio e Agostino: Le sorgenti dell'Europe
 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
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
Venue(s)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
 
Saints and Salvation: The Wilshere Collection of Gold-Glass, Sarcophagi and Inscriptions from Rome and Southern Italy (2017) illustrated, p. 102 (middle left);
Entrevista: Frágiles y asombrosos (2014-05) illustrated, p. 40; BIB# AI98593
Fragiles y asombrosos (2014-05) illustrated, p. 40;
Glass, Knocking at the Door of Art (2010) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 115616
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, pp. 98-99, #5; BIB# 115588
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; BIB# AI30595
Glass Of The Roman Empire (1988) illustrated, pp. 32-33, fig. 12; pp. 7, 9; BIB# 32608
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (postcards) (1987) illustrated, #12; BIB# 34348
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 148, #76; BIB# 31831
Title Unknown (Gazette des beaux-arts) (1965-02) p. 9; BIB# 37089
Recent Important Acquisitions, 7 (1965) illustrated, pp. 122-123, #8; BIB# AI97743
Accessions of American and Canadian Museums: January - March, 1964 (1964) illustrated, pp. 307, 379;