Lion of Fused Glass

Object Name: 
Lion of Fused Glass

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Object Name: 
Lion of Fused Glass
Accession Number: 
59.4.18
Dimensions: 
Lion H: 24.2 cm, Depth (at highest point): 1.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1959
Primary Description: 
Lion of Fused Glass. Translucent, and transparent multicolored glass; fused and enameled glass; flat plaque in the shape of a stylized lion, made of larger and smaller pieces, usually for each feature a separate motif of small bits of glass; the glass base is a colorless very bubbly glass, the enameling has been done as the last step with predominant colors being yellow, aqua colored, black and white; the reverse is flat and has a slightly rough texture from the mold (apparently they were put one on top of the other and then sagged into a mold with a flat bottom), the four legs of the lion plaque stand in slots of a rectangular wooden base; one hind leg has the initials "A B L".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hesselbarth, Jarl, Source
1959-08-14
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
A B L
inscription
hind leg