Antique Greek Revival Bristol Glass Vase Depicting Phryne ( ΦΡΥΝΗ )
Our Greek Revival glass vase, attributed to Bristol England, circa 1875, features gilded decorations and a procession of painted figures in the black Attic style, depicting Phryne ( ΦΡΥΝΗ ), also shown in profile on the neck with her name in Greek capital letters. In good condition, wth rubbing wear to the gilding and paintings, scratches, and small nicks from the underside. It cannot currently be used as a flower vase, as it is comprised of two separate parts (body and domed foot) and it is open from top to bottom.
Phyrne (born 371 BC) was one of the notable Greek courtesans, famous for her trial for impiety where she was defended by Hypereides. She's been a favorite subject of painted and sculpted works of art for centuries.