Grand Double Helix Diatreta

Title: 
Grand Double Helix Diatreta

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Title: 
Grand Double Helix Diatreta
Accession Number: 
2007.4.202
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 34.2 cm, Diam: 40.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Vasa diatreta is the Latin name for the ancient Roman openwork glass vessels known as cage cups. The British designer Frederick Carder (1863–1963), who was the first design director at Steuben Glass in Corning, used the term “diatreta” as Randal uses it, referring to an openwork glass vessel made by lost wax casting. Randal saw the Museum’s Roman cage cup, as well as Carder’s versions of the ancient technique, and he was inspired to make this complex vessel.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kaplan Gallery, Former Collection
1994
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Inscription: 
5/94
inscription
Engraved
SR
monogram
Engraved Left-most line of "R" elongated
Primary Description: 
Cast glass (pate de verre), copper.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Annual Seminar at The Corning Museum of Glass held in October (2009-10) illustrated, p. 60;
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 266-267, pl. 172; BIB# 109983