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Overall H: 12.7 cm, W: 22 cm, D: 13.3 cm
Not on Display
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Gift of Heinz K. and Elizabeth H. Wolf
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This vessel demonstrates Eisch’s ongoing concern with imperfect forms and occluded or impenetrable surfaces. The black pod-shaped bowl reflects Eisch’s interest in the natural world, and especially the environment of Frauenau.
Wolf, Heinz, Source
Wolf, Elizabeth, Source
Eisch 81
Engraved On underside of base near edge in script
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Colorless, opaque gray and pale yellow glass; blown, cased, tooled, applied iridescence. Elliptical shaped bowl with purple rim and iridized interior.
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.