Beetle

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Object Name: 
Beetle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
91.3.20 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, W: 3.5 cm, D: 1.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1985-1989
Primary Description: 
Opaque black, opaque reddish-brown non-lead glass; flameworked, possibly sandblasted or acid-etched. Lifelike and life-sized insect with three pairs of articulated legs with short pulled points, one pair of legs on front half of double-lobed body, second and third pairs extending towards rear from second lobe; small flattened head with two applied reddish-brown eyes near neck, very short pair of antennae with ball tips extending at right angles from front of head, longer pair of antennae with fanned ends emerge at angle from neck; upper body surface has overall matte mottling, back lobe decorated with impressed rows of narrow parallel lines extending length of lobe, underside of large lobe has broad rows of impressed lines running horizontally across body; impressed on underside of forward section of body: "VC".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Corning Glass Center, Source
1991-02-20
Technique: 
Inscription: 
VC
signature
Stamped on underside
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16