Man, Horse, Dog, Bird

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Man, Horse, Dog, Bird
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
90.3.36
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 35.3 cm, W: 19 cm, D: 13.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1970
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent cobalt blue, translucent yellow, red-orange and blue-green non-lead glasses; blown with hot applications, ground, polished. Sculpture comprised of three colorless vessels decorated with high-relief colored applications; low ovoid base section, with uneven rim (contains two tall cylindrical vessels); decorated on one side with torso of horse with red glass application; on opposite side a walking blue-green dog; rough base encrusted with sand or refractory granules; tallest cylinder has tapered neck, narrow opening, applied red head and neck of horse that fits over body applied to base section, opposite and higher is applied abstract yellow bird, no base; smaller cylinder has wide cylindrical opening and tapers in towards base; applied cobalt blue figure (facing cylinder) with arms encircling vessel, this piece fits in base container at rear of horse ; all vessel rims ground and polished flat; no pontils; unsigned.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smirnov, Nikita Borisovich, Former Collection
1990
5000 Years of Glass (British Museum, new ed) (2012) illustrated, p. 221, lower right, #279; BIB# 133950
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum) (2012) illustrated, p. 221, #279; BIB# 133950
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 110, #41; BIB# AI27386
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) illustrated, pp. 6, 22;
Russian Glass of the 17th-20th Centuries (1990) illustrated, pp. 132, 171, 186-187, pl. 90; BIB# 33603
Glass-Nost: Corning and Russian Museum Set Cultural Exchange (1989) illustrated, p. 93;