Maelstrom

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Maelstrom
Accession Number: 
85.4.93
Dimensions: 
H: 13.3 cm, D: 18.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Chodorkoff Collection
Primary Description: 
Deep red non-lead glass with blue and yellow striations cased in colorless; blown, sandblasted, polished, copper electroformed and patinated. Compressed spherical; thickly blown bulbous shape has been ground and polished flat at the top leaving a thin-edged lipless opening flush with the surface; shoulder, body and foot have been deeply carved creating a softly-curved organic form contrasted in areas by sharply delineated edges; all surfaces are covered with copper beginning with the shoulder except where noted; shoulder has been carved into two loose, concentric steps; body has six encircling raised discs with uncovered, polished surfaces cut with a unique jagged design that transverses the diameter and is copper covered; below the intersections of the discs is a dimpled area (six); solid narrow foot tapers slightly and is carved into two rings; copper stops at beveled base edge revealing the layer of colorless.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Chodorkoff, Joan, Source
Chodorkoff, Bernard, Source
Color: 
Inscription: 
Michael M. Glancy 1981
signature
Contemporary Flameworked Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1997-05-24 through 1997-10-26
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
 
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 77, 96, pl. 127; BIB# 33046