Custode di Sabbia (Caretaker of the Sand)

Title: 
Custode di Sabbia (Caretaker of the Sand)

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Custode di Sabbia (Caretaker of the Sand)
Accession Number: 
95.3.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.8 cm, W: 15.7 cm, L: 105.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1993
Web Description: 
De Santillana uses color and form to interpret the four elements of the exterior world (air, earth, fire, and water) and the five senses of the interior world (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch). In Custode di sabbia, he translates the element of fire and its sense-associations (searing, burning, glowing, smoldering) into a brilliant red abstract form. The “sand” in the title refers to the heat of the desert, and also to the sand that is the main ingredient of glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott Brown Gallery ((Kate Elliott)), Source
1995-03-03
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Maestrao Pino Signoretto
signature
A di S(signiture) / 13.05-6.9 '93
signature
Primary Description: 
Transparent red cased in colorless non-lead glass; blown, cased, battuto cut. Long horizontal hollow sculpture with ends tapered to points (small opening at lower end tip), flattened body narrows at point slightly off of center creating two uneven lozenge-shaped sections, at narrowing point both ends of the form bend upward at a slight angle with longer end raised slightly higher than lower; body decorated with overall overlapping ridges of unpolished carving; base ground and polished flat at two points near center; no pontil.
Palazzo Casati
Venue(s)
Piacenza, Italy 1994 through 1994
Custodi di Sabbia
Venue(s)
Societe Martell 1994 through 1994
 
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 94, #164, bottom; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 258, #59;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp. 15-16;