Figurine Representing Vanity

Object Name: 
Figurine Representing Vanity

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Object Name: 
Figurine Representing Vanity
Accession Number: 
61.3.16
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1700-1799
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Howell Howard
Primary Description: 
Figurine of a standing figure built-up of lampworked glass on an iron wire armature. She is wearing a long dress of opaque blue glass with fluted vertical folds and a low neckline outlined with blue trails of glass. A belt of opaque red glass accentuates the waist. A shawl of opaque yellow glass is draped over her upper left arm, across and down her back and slightly curves up on the front of her skirt. Her head, neck, and hands are modeled of pink opaque glass, her facial features accentuated by brown eye brows, black pupils, and a dark pink mouth and cheeks. her right hand is raised so her hand rests on her chest, while she is looking at a dark brown rod, probably the handle of a mirror, in her left hand. Her brown hair is twisted into a style consisting of a thick strand wrapped around her head, while long strands of curls fall down her back.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Howard, Mrs. Howell, Source
1961
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
Acik Alev Karsisinda Kivirma, Bukme, Ufleme Teknikleri (2009) illustrated, p. 138, fig. 164; BIB# 123163