Paperweight Vase

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Object Name: 
Paperweight Vase
Accession Number: 
70.4.21
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam (max): 9.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1968
Primary Description: 
Vase. Transparent silver nitrate yellowish-blue glass; blown, applied decoration, furnace-worked and cased. Spherical shape in paperweight style with small mouth opening at top; blue and white cased cane decoration spirals from top to bottom; ground and polished base and pontil; scratch-engraved inscription on base: "Labino/#35 1968".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Labino, Dominick ((American, 1910-1987)), Source
1970
Color: 
Technique: 
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2011-11-17 through 2013-01-06
Founders of American Studio Glass: Dominick Labino presents documents selected from Labino’s extensive archive, held by the Rakow Research Library, and glass from the Museum’s collection. Materials range from copies of photographs of Labino’s “smallest engine” to samples of the Johns Manville #475 marbles that studio artists melted in their furnaces. Labino strove to create new colors and to develop forms that express the fluid quality of glass. These goals are evident in his Emergence and Paperweight vase series. His “hot cast” sculptures are represented by sketches for Icosahedron, created for the Mathematical Sciences Building at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
 
Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass 2012 (2011-12) illustrated, p. 7;