Copy of the Disch Cantharus

Object Name: 
Copy of the Disch Cantharus

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Object Name: 
Copy of the Disch Cantharus
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.2 cm, Diam (max): 10.8 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Very pale yellowish glass; free-blown and gilded, with applied and tooled decoration. Conical foot flaring to wide thickened rim (applied thread) and tapering to solid stem with a blade knop followed by a flattened knop, very high deep straight-sided funnel bowl; about 2" below the rim a ring bulge; very elaborate open threadwork which surrounds the lower portion of the bowl and is strengthened by a ring; the network consists of seven rows of zig-zag threads, forming vertical diamonds; a single thread applied to upper foot; the gilded decoration has been applied to the exterior of the bowl; the main scene consists of a broad frieze below the bulge and thus is covered by the thread network; the scene consists of three putti: one is running to the right, the second one is sitting on an elevation of the earth or a pile of unidentified material, the third one is apparently trying to pick fruits from a tree, in between the putti flowers or trees as well as a sun motif, the frieze consisting of a row of flowers with blossoms and leaves, placed on the grass; the details are scratched in with a stylus.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-04) illustrated, p. 1;
Modern Glass Inspired By Ancient Rome (2008-02-22) illustrated, p. 1;
Corning Glass Museum Plans Exhibition Exploring Roman Glass' Modern Impact (2008-02-01) illustrated
Ecouri ale Romei antice in sticlaria moderna (2008) illustrated, p. 88, bottom left; BIB# AI97179
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 94, #1042; BIB# 58895
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 80, 250; BIB# 61154