Blue Bear

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Blue Bear
Accession Number: 
2002.4.22
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 39 cm, W: 28.6 cm, D: 29.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1998
Web Description: 
Mitchell is a sculptor who has crossed over into the world of craft, and specifically into the world of the adorable collectible. Sincere and heroic in their way, his sculptures explore the elements of pathos, comedy, and tragedy that are inherent in kitsch. This is the first work by Mitchell to enter the Museum’s collection.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott Brown Gallery ((Kate Elliott)), Source
2002-07-24
Technique: 
Inscription: 
Jeffry Mitchell/ 1988
Signature
Underside of body near punti mark
Primary Description: 
Colorless, translucent periwinkle blue, and amethyst glass; blown and sculpted. Standing sculpture in the shape of a blue bear with dark amethyst, almost black ears, nose/mouth, arms and 3 legs.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 225, fig. 50; BIB# AI59133