Head of a Horse

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Object Name: 
Head of a Horse
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Overall H: 23.3 cm, L: 38.9 cm; Base Diam: 5.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
(a) Transparent amber with colorless, opaque red and opaque yellow appliqués; (b) tarnished brassy yellow (top and sides), dull green (base plate); (a) glass; (b) copper or brass, or gilt metal, and unidentified material (base plate); (a) blown into plaster mold, with hot-worked appliqués and wheel-cut and abraded or acid-etched details; (b) assembled from five rectangular sheets of metal and one sheet of unidentified material, top and sides perhaps gilded, base plate painted. (a) Head of horse, with bridle but not bit. Form and features realistically shaped in mold. Nostrils emphasized by application of colorless blobs with patches of red and spots of yellow on their inner surfaces; outlines of eyes and bridle indicated by deeply cut lines; chin and bridle abraded or acid-etched; back of head, part of forehead, underside of jaw behind mouth, and appliqués flattened by grinding and polishing. Scratched signature on flattened part of jaw: "MACHAC 77". (b) Base: rectangular. Hollow box, with flat top, vertical sides, and flat base plate.
Art Centrum, Former Collection
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
Corning Museum of Glass 1979 through 1979
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Renwick Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) illustrated, p. 141, #131; BIB# 20603