Dancing Fawn

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Dancing Fawn
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
69.4.255
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.8 cm, W: 23.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1930-1939
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gladys Carder Welles
Web Description: 
When Carder retired from his post as director of Steuben Glass Works in 1932, he focused on producing unique cast pieces in his studio.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Welles Estate, Gladys C., Former Collection
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless, yellow-green glasses; cire perdue mold, pâte de verre casting, fused in an electric kiln. Almost square, thin cast plaque with relief decoration; front side has matte surface, green background, raised design in colorless (appearing translucent white) of (on right) androgynous nude figure wearing head band, billowing drapery tied at neck and waist, left leg raised as in dance, extended arms, left holds a flower in direction of an open-mouthed fawn with head bent backwards and front legs raised off of white foreground line; some areas of front have been ground; backside is glossy from casting process; inscribed in script on back: "Fred'k Carder".
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1985-04 through 1985-10
Davenport Art Gallery 1985-12-01 through 1986-01-12
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 1986-09-21 through 1986-11-09
Walters Art Gallery 1987-02-18 through 1987-04-12
 
Corning Museum of Glass: Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary (2001) illustrated, p. 11;
Miller's Glass of the '20s & '30s. A Collectors Guide (1999) illustrated, p. 31; BIB# 64488
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, frontispiece; BIB# 35681
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker (1985) illustrated, pp. 103, 119, pl. 62; BIB# 31168