Bottle/Vase

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Object Name: 
Bottle/Vase
Accession Number: 
81.3.39
Dimensions: 
H: 18.1 cm, W: 14.1 cm x 14.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Web Description: 
This vessel demonstrates Eisch’s ongoing concern with imperfect forms and occluded or impenetrable surfaces. The bottle, reflects Eisch’s interest in the natural world, and especially the environment of Frauenau.
Department: 
Series: 
Poesie in Glas (Poetry in Glass)
Provenance: 
Glashutte Valentin Eisch, Source
1981-03-09
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, greenish tint iridization, gold lustre; blown into a mold, manipulated while hot, iridized, enameled, fired. Vase has been blown into a square mold then blown out creating circular shoulder area and swollen upper half of body; short collared neck with flared lip; overall greenish iridization, shoulder decorated with stylized floral and vine decoration that trails halfway down body, and all the way to base at squared corners; ground pontil; inscribed in script on base: "Eisch/81/M.P.".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-03-15 through 2013-02-03
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Eisch, a close friend of American Studio Glass founder, Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922), had a profound influence on the development of American, as well as European, studio glass. Objects in the exhibition span 40 years of Eisch’s career in glass from 1964 to 2004. His works are tradition-breaking, and his radical thoughts about art reflect the unorthodox approach to glass that has characterized his work throughout his career. All of the works presented are drawn from the Museum’s collection.