Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration

Object Name: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration

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Object Name: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm; Rim Diam (max): 12.3 cm; Foot Diam (max): 8.5 cm
On Display
about 1670-1729
Web Description: 
The scene probably illustrates an account of the second-century Greek author Lucian: Mercury rescued the infant Bacchus and carried him to the nymphs of Nisa, who raised him.
Blumka Gallery, Source
Neuberg, Frederick, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Roemer with Sepia (Schwarzlot) Decoration. Clear green glass; free-blown, applied decoration, and enameled. Circular bowl with curved sides flaring from wide cylindrical "stem" with conical kick-up in bottom, applied sloping ringed foot built up from a thread of glass; applied thin oval bosses on stem and single thread at top; enameled in wash-drawing style around lower side of bowl: "satyrs" and "nymphs" or maenads in a bacchanalian vintage scene, and a central group depicting Mercury (Hermes) and a "satyr" holding the young or infant Bacchus (Dionysus) whose extended right hand is clasped in that of a nymph.
Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in 17th Century Dutch Art and Life
Albany Institute of History and Art 2002-09-10 through 2002-12
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
The Story of Crystal (1998) illustrated, 17th century chapter; BIB# 85420
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 52, #40; BIB# 35679
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 51;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 114-115, pl. 49; BIB# 33819
Garasu Nyumon (Introduction to Glass) (1983) illustrated, p. 109; BIB# 32417
Glass as Medium and Metaphor (1983) p. 43, ill.;
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. IV (right); BIB# 59459
Glass Terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. IV (2nd from right); BIB# 141372
Art in Glass (1955) p. 143;