The Glassblower

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Object Name: 
3-part Sculpture
Title: 
The Glassblower
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.3.119
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goran Warff
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; wood: stained brown and black; glass: gathered, slumped, tooled, applied; wood: sawn, planed, assembled with adhesive, stained. Sculpture in three pieces: (a) tall, almost cylindrical head and neck made from several gathers; top of head rounded, sides of head and face taper slightly and curve in at bottom, neck is somewhat narrower; form is solid except for large, irregular bubble that represents inside of mouth; nose consists of elongated pear-shaped bit, dropped on to face and drawn up to top of head; left eye consists of iris and pupil indicated by spherical blob of glass containing bubble and eyelids represented by single trail dropped on and detached beside nose; lips also indicated by single trail; base ground and polished, and engraved with inscription running around edge: "Part I The Glass blower Kosta UNIK 1981 Goran Wärff / Bengt Heintze"; (b) bowl: shallow, with thick wall and base; rim plain, higher on outside; wall tapers and curves in at bottom; base flat, ground and polished; on inside of bowl, rising up on one side and projecting beyond rim, irregular slumped form which has appearance of molten glass; engraved inscription around edge of base of bowl: "Part II The Glass blower Kosta 1981 UNIK Goran Wärff / Bengt Heintze"; (c) wood stand consisting of two parts attached by adhesive, each of which comprises several rectangular pieces of wood arranged so that the grains of individual pieces make contrasting patterns; lower element is low, square block with vertical sides, beveled upper edge and flat top; upper element is smaller, but taller square block with vertical sides and flat top, set at back of lower element, at midpoint along side; lower element is stained black, upper element is stained brown; (a) stands on lower element and (b) stands on upper element, in front and to side of (a).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Warff, Goran ((Swedish, b. 1933)), Source
1981
Color: 
Inscription: 
"The Glass Blower" Kosta Unik 1981 Goran Warff/Bengt Heintze
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