Brooch

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Object Name: 
Brooch
Accession Number: 
91.4.18
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 4.4 cm, L: 4.3 cm, Th: 1.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1963
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Davis
Primary Description: 
Brooch. Transparent turquoise, chartreuse, cobalt non-lead scrap glasses, chartreuse glaze, natural terracotta of clay; glass fused on bisqued and glazed ceramic base (two firings), forged and fabricated silver, "plastic steel" used in holes of ceramic base to secure wire to clay. Openwork brooch of continuous length of silver wire (beaten flat in various areas) bent and intertwined to form a three-dimensional curvilinear rectangle framing four glass "stones"; wire passes over large central turquoise lozenge "stone" and frames two short small rounded cobalt and blue-green "stones" projecting on short wire struts from one long side of lozenge and a single small chartreuse "stone" projecting from the opposite side; metal pin attachment adhered to back of central lozenge; inscribed in script on clay backing of small blue/green "stone" next to cobalt blue "stone": "Elsa".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ebendorf, Robert W. ((b. 1938)), Source
Davis, William E., Source
Davis, Mrs. William E., Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Glass Jewelry: 25 Centuries of Style
Venue(s)
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1991-09-24 through 1991-10-26
 
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 146, #48; BIB# AI30154