Animal and Fish

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Animal and Fish
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
61.3.325
Dimensions: 
Overall a) W: 14 cm; b) W: 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; wheel carved, cut, engraved. Two small solid carved sculptures of abstracted animal life, horizontal ovoid format, each with engraved details and overall wheel-carving, polished details; (a) animal: stylized rodent-like creature with arcing pointed snout decorated with radiating engraved lines of whiskers/fur extending past small ovoid pontie eyes, suggestion of fur on body by broad wheel marks, top surface of body deeply-carved (non-polished) in irregular ovoid cavity; extended, slightly-upturned tail area with engraved and carved fur treatment; (a) fish: slightly smaller than (a); broad open mouth with carved lips and small notched teeth; egg-shaped body with central raised fin arcing from lips to short tapered tail, suggestion of fins in relief on sides of body, short engraved horizontal lines radiate from lips, on both sides of central fin; each object has ovoid base rim ground flat, no pontil; unsigned.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Model, Hans, Former Collection
1961
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 56, fig. 3.12; BIB# 120381
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 162, pl. 129; BIB# 27614