Dancing Pear Bottle

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Object Name: 
2-part Sculpture
Dancing Pear Bottle
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Overall H: 47.9 cm, Diam: 18.8 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, casing transparent varying shades and mixtures of green, yellow, pink non-lead glasses; pre-fabricated (by the artist) blown fruit and lampworked flowers and leaves, lampworked foliage frame assembled with pre-fabricated parts over gas/oxygen torch. Openwork long-necked cylindrical bottle created of narrow plant stems/vines curving upward in loosely overlapped scallop pattern, stems are punctuated by small regularly-spaced crimped pointed green leaves and fifteen scattered small flowers with six pink crimped and pointed petals surrounding small circular yellow/green center, dark green sepals curl back towards stem; body walls interspersed with five large blown yellow/green speckled pears with short brown stems; frame stems/vines emerge from narrow circular foot; bottle frame sits over a separate foliage ring that forms visual base of bottle, a y-shaped branch with leaves tranverses the ring; unsigned.
Heller Gallery, Source
Glass America
Heller Gallery 1993 through 1993
Recent Important Acquisitions, 37 (1995) illustrated, p. 129, #65; BIB# AI36371