Lost Ruins #45

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Object Name: 
2-part Sculpture
Title: 
Lost Ruins #45
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
94.6.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 36.1 cm, W: 29.7 cm, D: 24.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1993
Credit Line: 
Gift of Itoko Iwata
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent red, dark amethyst (appearing black), non-lead soda glass; hot-worked glass rods (colorless cased in color), cooled rods are placed in plaster molds and fired, ground, carved, brushed with silicone oil, assembled. Vertical stepped sculpture in two parts, smaller section is centered on base, both sections are situated with open end at top and both sections of top and bottom surfaces ground flat; (a) base section, rectangular block formed of vertical squared bars of alternating red and black staggered in placement so that alternating bars recede, irregular "fins" of colorless (tinted to varying degrees with red) overflow and extend from various points of exterior, they protrude horizontally from top edge and from approximately 1/4 distance from base edge, at corners and scattered other locations the overflowing fins are perpendicular; (b) top section, also rectangular in shape but smaller than base in width and depth while taller in height, same format of bars and similar overflow protrusions (here along base edge rather than top edge), horizontal row of overflow is 1/2 distance from base; solid bases of both sections comprised of short sections of the bars with some reading as colorless squares; (b) white woven tape on inside with Japanese calligraphy in black ink; noted by asst. registrar but no during cataloging: Makoto Fujiwara and more Japanese calligraphy at top right.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Iwata Glass Co., Ltd., Source
1994
Inscription: 
Makoto Fujiwara
inscription
Engraved inside
2617/7000
label
base
[Japanese character]
signature
Engraved inside
Glass Japan
Venue(s)
Heller Gallery
1993 Japanese Crafts Exhibition
Venue(s)
Ginza Matyua 1993-09-01 through 1993-09-06
 
Glass '93 in Japan (1993) p. 83, pl. 75; BIB# 35704