Procession with 14 figures around body of bowl in blue on frosted ground; musicians, dancers, satyrs and other followers of Dionysus; scrolling ivy at top edge; 3 heads in profile on cover with foliate designs; finial on cover with cut pinecone motif

Lidded punch bowl, from a set, c. 1867

Baccarat punch bowls and goblets with Bacchus-themed decoration made their debut in Paris, at the International Exposition of 1867. To produce these designs featuring the ancient Roman god of wine, the Baccarat firm employed the innovative technique of acid etching, instead of the customary copper-wheel engraving.

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Lidded punch bowl, from a set
Artist Life
Baccarat, France, est. 1764
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Manufacturer
Accession Number
2000.10.1.1a,b
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Procession with 14 figures around body of bowl in blue on frosted ground; musicians, dancers, satyrs and other followers of Dionysus; scrolling ivy at top edge; 3 heads in profile on cover with foliate designs; finial on cover with cut pinecone motif