The Virgin and the Unicorn

Title: 
The Virgin and the Unicorn

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
The Virgin and the Unicorn
Accession Number: 
90.4.131
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43.1 cm, Diam (max): 36.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1988
Primary Description: 
Opalescent non-lead (soda-lime) glass, copper red (black), black glass enamel; blown, reverse-painted enameling, fired. Tall ovoid opalescent vessel, with slightly waisted wide opening and black lip wrap; walls decorated, with grisaille reverse-painted enameling in linear Gothic Revival style; one side depicting a reclining female nude embracing a unicorn within a landscape setting that includes (on opposite side) a tree, with twisted pointed branches and circular leaves or berries; large ground and polished pontil; inscribed in script around pontil: "Catherine Thompson 1988".
Provenance: 
Thompson, Catherine "Cappy" (American, b. 1952), Source
1990-10-20
Catherine Thompson, Painted Vessels
Venue(s)
William Traver Gallery 1988 through 1988
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 45, 116-117 (fig. 101, plate 35); BIB# 149403