Pitcher with Applique of a Bacchant

Object Name: 
Pitcher with Applique of a Bacchant

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Object Name: 
Pitcher with Applique of a Bacchant
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19.3 cm, Diam (max): 10.1 cm
On Display
about 50-75
Web Description: 
A bacchant is a follower of Bacchus (also known as Dionysus), the Roman god of wine. Such an appliqué is appropriate decoration for a pitcher used to pour wine.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Mylius Collection, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Transparent yellowish-amber and opaque light blue glasses; blown, trailed, applied. Jug with ovoid body; rim outsplayed, folded down, up and in; short cylindrical neck; pushed-in, concave base; handle, which splays at point of attachment to shoulder, rises above rim before curving in and down to join it; on outer edge of rim, opaque light blue trail, applied before handle and extending on either side of it for almost one-quarter circumference of mouth, pinched to form two ridges near each extremity; on handle, opaque light blue trail making median rib; below handle, opaque blue applique with head of Medusa in relief.
Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies, and Revelry
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum 2010-09-02 through 2010-12-12
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2011-01-30 through 2011-04-10
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
Glass of the Caesars
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
vetri a Roma (2012) illustrated, p. 28, fig. 24;
Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies, and Revelry (2010) p. 2;
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 195 (Taf. 185); BIB# 83444
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 225-226, pl. 797; BIB# 58895
The Magic and Mystery of Glass (1998) illustrated, p. 65;
Ein Romischer Glashenkel mit Medaillon (1994) illustrated, p. 3 (Abb. 3), image reversed; BIB# 135661
Mario Carrieri fotografo (1993) p. 75;
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 45; BIB# AI25904
Glass to Dazzle a Caesar (1989) illustrated, p. 17;
The Franklin Mint (1987-11) p. 40 f; BIB# 48961
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 118, #50; BIB# 31831
Collezione di Vetri Antichi dalle Origini al V sec. D.C. (1914) p. 27, pl. XI, #82; BIB# 35815