Vase with Portrait of Emperor Napoleon I

Object Name: 
Vase with Portrait of Emperor Napoleon I

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Object Name: 
Vase with Portrait of Emperor Napoleon I
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.2.45
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23.8 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; blown, cut, encased, molded sulphide. Tall, ovoid shape with flared, waisted neck; rim petal cut; neck with cut prismatic rings; side with cut rounded vertical ribs alternating with vertical bands of sharp diamonds; a convex rectangular panel on the front, enclosing a molded sulphide portrait of a man (Napoleon I), facing dexter; panel flanked by panels of sharp diamonds, with a band of prismatic cutting and a band of fine diamonds below; prismatic bands at the base of the body; rounded knop above a panel-cut, waisted stem; thick disk foot with petal-cut rim; cut radial ribbing on the underside of the foot, alternately rounded or with cut cross-hatching.
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Beads: 3,500 Years of Glass Beads (2013) illustrated, p. 15 (fig 7); BIB# AI93926
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 89, #84; BIB# 35679
Sulfides: Portraits Sealed in Glass (1990-02) pp. 44-45, ill.; BIB# AI24134
Sulphides at Corning (1985-86) p. 25, fig. 10; BIB# AI18172