Gazelle Bowl

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Gazelle Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.7 cm, Diam: 18.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Olsen
Web Description: 
With John Monteith Gates, the sculptor Sidney Waugh developed a modern yet classical style for the new Steuben colorless glass. The first Gazelle Bowls were engraved by the master engraver Joseph Libisch (1886–1964).
Olsen, Barbara H., Former Collection
Olsen, John K., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, copper-wheel engraved and polished. (a) Heavy spherical shape, with lipless rim; mid-section decorated, with a band of twelve deeply intaglio engraved (unpolished) overlapping gazelles with articulated musculature and varying head and body placement forming an undulating line; gazelles placed between two bands of double v-cut and polished lines; rounded base, with polished pontil; diamond point inscribed in script just above lower cut bands: "Sidney Waugh"; (b) heavy, circular shape notched to form a cross; upper surface has been cut and ground into a dished support; thick sides taper in towards top, decorated on protruding edges, near base, with three parallel horizontal rows of v-cuts; base ground and polished flat; inscribed in script near edge of one quadrant: "Steuben".
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of the Crystal Object
M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1992-02-22 through 1992-05-17
Toledo Museum of Art 1992-06-30 through 1992-08-22
National Museum of American History 1992-10-03 through 1993-01-24
Denver Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Flawless Until the End (2012-01) illustrated, p. 48;
Jurors' Choice (2012) illustrated, p. 81, top;
Jurors' Choice (New Glass Review 33) (2012) illustrated, p. 81, top; BIB# AI87132
Makers A History of American Studio Craft (2010) illustrated, p. 179; BIB# 118619
Stained and Art Glass (2005-11) illustrated, p. 83; BIB# 87455
The encyclopedia of modern marbles, spheres & orbs (2005) illustrated, p. 24 fig. 20; BIB# 88983
Glass A to Z (2002) illustrated, p. 203; BIB# 73416
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #22; BIB# 36655
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 120, #118; BIB# 35679
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of Crystal (1992) fig. 43; BIB# 35042
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 108, #35; BIB# AI27386