Our new assistant meets an old party animal

Creepy Baby, one of our interns who you'll see at the Gallery throughout October, picked out this item as his Find of the Day: A pewter Art Nouveau pitcher made by Kayserzinn, ca. 1890s, featuring the face of a satyr.

Who's scarier: Creepy Baby, or this pitcher?

In Greek mythology, a satyr is a part-human, part-goat creature who's a companion of the god Dionysus (a.k.a. Bacchus). Satyrs are frisky beings who love wine, women (and nymphs), music and dancing -- they are literally party animals. Because of their love of wine, they're often depicted on wine cups and other vessels.

PS: Sorry, Creepy Baby is not available for purchase. ;)