This vase depicts the romance of Ariadne and Bacchus. In Classical mythology, Bacchus falls in love with Ariadne after he and his reveling followers encounter her on the shores of the Island of Naxos. Broken-hearted and deserted by her former lover, Ariadne accepts Bacchus’ offer of marriage. The “Ariadne” vase was designed by Lotte Fink, engraved August Bischof Jr., and manufactured by the firm J. & L. Lobmeyr. Swipe through to see Bischof’s mark and the engraved date. Explore outstanding examples of Austrian glass in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, only on view at CMoG through January 7!
“Ariadne” Vase, designed 1923; manufactured 1925. Designed by Lotte Fink (Austrian, 1898–1984); manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr, probably engraved by August Bischof Jr. (Austrian, 1889–1977). Blown and engraved glass. H. 17.6 cm, Diam. 14.8 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (72.3.10).