Alpha Centauri

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Object Name: 
Flower Vase
Title: 
Alpha Centauri
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.3.11
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 37.2 cm; Diam (foot): 21.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1982
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent shades of blue/aqua, red non-lead glasses; blown, assembled while hot. Tall symmetrical multi-section vessel; top to bottom: three nested transparent blue cups of decreasing depth, attached to small flattened bubble of transparent red; attached to large bubble of colorless, slightly flattened, bisected by a vertical cylinder of blue cased in colorless that connects red bubble to blue, broadly flared, hollow conical foot with rim; all rims are fired polished; inscribed on outside edge of foot above rim: "Memphis Milano by Toso Vetri d'Arte".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Memphis Milano, International Design Center, Source
1987-12-30
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) p. 7;