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. ;)