Diatreta Vase

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Object Name: 
Diatreta Vase
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
69.4.251
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.8 cm, Diam: 13.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1955
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gladys Carder Welles
Primary Description: 
Transparent mottled red-violet to purple-violet lead glass; Cire Perdue technique. Circular flared upper rim with an incised inscription, gilded in gold: "Life . is . Short . Art . is . Long", with the words separated by protruding dentils below edge of rim; cylindrical-shape body which swells at base; body encircled with fronds of leaves and berries extending from the base toward the top in the diatreta technique; flat base; wheel engraved on base: "F Carder 1955".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Welles Estate, Gladys C., Former Collection
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
Glass A to Z (2002) illustrated, p. 89; BIB# 73416
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker (1985) illustrated, pp. 114-115, 119, pl. 73; BIB# 31168
The Glass of Frederick Carder (1971) pp. 125-132; pl. XXXII A; BIB# 27279