One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Title: 
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Object Name: 
Plate
Title: 
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.6.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 50.3 cm, W: 50.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1994-1995
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, transparent polychrome glass enamels; slumped, reverse-enameled, scratched with a stylus, multiple firings. Thick, flat square of glass slumped so only a small centered square is slightly concave, overall intricate reverse-enameled decoration with black outlines and details filled with color, around top half of overall composition is a narrow border band with yellow-amber background filled with top views of various crawling insects; plate has been divided into three general vertical rectangular sections; the entire front left segment is filled with a large yellow vase holding a bouquet of red-orange and purple flowers sitting on the upturned section of a round table with black edge; center vertical section consists of top semi-circle extending from exterior border to edge of slumped center square, semi-circle is bordered with a light blue band also filled with crawling insects, within border is a large brown rat in profile against a yellow background with three white diapers fluttering from a clothes line, center concave square has a border enclosing a light blue background, in the foreground a black bull head mask with blue eyes faces forward upon the shoulders of a human, at lower left are the profiles of a white dog with hanging tongue and a yellow rooster, bottom rectangle has three non-identical staggered human feet and ankles facing forward on yellow ground hatched to create plaited appearance, above is a light blue horizon, two borders on short sides have red background and vertical rows of white toe or finger nails facing in; top half of front right panel is filled with overlapping red and orange safety- and clothes pins and three blue fish against a transparent bluish white background with faint interlocking linear patterning, bottom half of section is divided into five small narrow horizontal rectangles filled with horizontal elements.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Glass Artists Gallery, Glebe, Source
1995-03-17
Color: 
Inscription: 
DCocks 94
signature
Scratched lower right corner of vase at right
Ausglass in Adelaide
Venue(s)
BMG Art Gallery 1995-01 through 1995-01
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp.15, 27;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp.15, 27;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 261, #64;