Blue Vase

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Blue Vase
Accession Number: 
79.3.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.5 cm, W: 16.1 cm, D: 8.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1978
Credit Line: 
Gift of Art Centrum
Web Description: 
František Vízner’s objects are characterized by his unique approach to the vessel form, his preference for solid colors and heavy and massive shapes, and his exacting craftsmanship. While these vessels are based on the shapes of functional bowls and plates, we best understand their pure and simple volumes as nonfunctional, sculptural forms.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Source
1979-03-28
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Cobalt blue glass; cased, ground, polished. Solid block with small container. Base flat, rectangular; walls vertical, those at the sides rising to uniform height; upper surface curves steeply downward and inward from sides, then is flat, with at center container with oval mouth and sides which descend vertically and then curve at bottom; walls at front and back are same height as those at sides where they meet them, but lower elsewhere. All surface sandblasted.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
West Bridge Exhibit
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Carrement Vizner (2008-09) illustrated, p. 2;
New Glass Review, 23 (2002) illustrated, p. 42;