Vase

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Object Name: 
Vase
Accession Number: 
91.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.6 cm; Rim Diam: 10 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1755-1760
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, enameled. Waisted cylindrical shape, with flared rim and rounded foot rim; slightly concave bottom with rough pontil mark; polychrome enameled decoration of a colorful crested bird on a branch of flowers (peonies), buds, and foliage, a dragonfly above; circular gilt paper sticker printed in black underneath, of the firm of D M & P Manheim, and a tiny circular red paper sticker.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, John, Former Collection
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection
1991-05-30
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Gilding the Lily
Venue(s)
Delomosne & Son Limited 1978 through 1978
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 2);
Glass as a medium for imitation (2014-11) illustrated, p. 15, left; BIB# AI98583
Stourbridge Glass: A Cut Above the Rest (2014-03) illustrated, p. 14 (middle); BIB# AI98403
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, p. 71 (center); BIB# 142116
Gilding the Lily (1978) pp. 8, 13, fig. 14; BIB# 28960
A Painter of Opaque-White Glass (1953-12) illustrated BIB# AI46828