Free-form Vase

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Object Name: 
Free-form Vase
Accession Number: 
99.3.62
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22 cm, W: 12.3 cm, D: 6.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1956-1964
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Steinberg Foundation
Web Description: 
Designs for Czech glass after 1945 are widely respected for their originality and innovation. Like mid-century Italian and Scandinavian glass, Czech glass was influenced by contemporary art. What distinguishes Czech glass of the period, however, is the artists’ treatment of glass as a medium for abstract painting and sculpture. Abstraction in the fine arts was not permitted by the Czechoslovak communist government.
Department: 
Provenance: 
The Steinberg Foundation, Source
1999-12-29
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
SF / 897
Label
Near top
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale blue, pink and deep blue glass; hot worked, encased, flatten amorphic shape oval opening in slanting top with long thin, painted interior (deep blue), pale pink area around deep blue with pale blue area beside it.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery