Vase

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Object Name: 
Vase
Accession Number: 
86.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.9 cm, Diam: 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1760
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Vase. Opaque white lead glass; blown, enameled. Inverted baluster shape, with short, rounded shoulders, and tapered sides; enameled polychrome continuous landscape scene, with a man and woman on horseback, the woman carrying a parasol, advancing toward a woman seated on a stool in front of a colorful pavilion with black-and-white checkerboard floor; stylized hills in the background and large trees, further around, a man holding a pennant stands at the entrance to a narrow path leading to a building in the background; a small narrow bridge leads to the scene at its left, with a tall flowering tree with blue flowers and spiral yellow centers; concave base with rough pontil mark and remains of a colorless glass pontil wad.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
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 (left); BIB# AI98403
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, pp. 71-72 (left); BIB# 142116
Gilding the Lily (1978) pp. 8, 23, #8; BIB# 28960