The Virgin and the Unicorn

The Virgin and the Unicorn

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Object Name: 
The Virgin and the Unicorn
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Overall H: 43.1 cm, Diam (max): 36.2 cm
On Display
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".
Thompson, Catherine "Cappy" (American, b. 1952), Source
Catherine Thompson, Painted Vessels
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