Free-form Vase

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Object Name: 
Free-form Vase
Accession Number: 
2003.3.56
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.3 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1958
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. This piece was exhibited in “Glass 1959”
Department: 
Inscription: 
M. Stahlikova '58
Signature and date
Engraved On bottom of base. in script
Primary Description: 
Transparent orange and yellow glass; blown, cased, cut. Short eliptical shape vase with angled rim and small relatively small opening to left side of the piece.
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 58, pl. 24; BIB# 27614