Jug with Bacchus and Ariadne

Object Name: 
Jug with Bacchus and Ariadne

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Object Name: 
Jug with Bacchus and Ariadne
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.2.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43.9 cm, Diam: 15.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1860-1870
Primary Description: 
Jug with Bacchus and Ariadne. Colorless lead glass; blown, engraved. (a) Ovoid body with tall narrow, cylindrical neck, flared at the rim into a 3-lobed pouring spout; applied inverted loop handle; elaborately engraved, the neck with complex borders, with two oval panels containing urns with flowers; elaborate border on the shoulder with swans, compotes of fruit, and floral swags; sides with arched panels, the two on the sides with engraved figures, on one side a partially clad man with grapes in his hair, holding a bunch of grapes aloft in his upraised hand, a leopard skin over his left arm, holding a staff; two nude children at his side; on the reverse side, a women, fully draped, with one arm upraised, holding a staff, and with an amphora in her other hand, a partly-draped child at her side; on the front and back, seated fauns playing pipes; the panels separated by pairs of ferns, with tripod vases with grapes between; an elaborate band below, with floral swags; engraved linear and dot bands along the handle; sloping, circular applied foot, with engraved elaborate border; large polished pontil mark on the underside of the foot, rim polished flat; engraved inscription on the underside, "BACCHUS" (under the male figure) and "ARIADNE" (under the female figure); and scratched "135[3?]" on the foot rim. (b) Ovoid, hollow shape, with tiny ball finial; engraved anthemion pattern above a linear and dot border; tapered, hollow, polished shank, cut taper below; scratched "1" on the side.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Boyle, Sally, Source
1988-06-09
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
BACCHUS
Inscription
ARIADNE
Inscription
135[3]
Mark
1
Mark
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-05-19 through 2005-10-30
The Bulfinch illustrated encyclopedia of antiques (1994) illustrated, p. 91 detail (center); p. 103, no 4; BIB# 26855
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 108, #20; BIB# AI23357