Prunted Cup

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Object Name: 
Prunted Cup
Accession Number: 
64.3.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm, W: 7.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1964
Credit Line: 
Gift of Erwin Eisch
Web Description: 
Eisch visited Littleton for the first time in 1964. In addition to the glassmaking equipment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Littleton had a furnace on his farm in Verona. “There, in the barn, which recently had been home to 27 cows, stood a small furnace, several annealing ovens, and tools and machines of all kinds,” Eisch remembers. “This was all very new for me. I was totally abashed and completely speechless.” The small cup, covered with prunts, evokes the long heritage of glassworking in the Bavarian forest.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Eisch, Erwin ((German, b. 1927)), Source
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Pale green tinted bubbly #475 blown glass marbles, applied decoration. Irregular cylindrical shape; thick rounded rim; five applied prunts encircle lower wall; rough pontil, unsigned.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-03-15 through 2013-02-03
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Eisch, a close friend of American Studio Glass founder, Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922), had a profound influence on the development of American, as well as European, studio glass. Objects in the exhibition span 40 years of Eisch’s career in glass from 1964 to 2004. His works are tradition-breaking, and his radical thoughts about art reflect the unorthodox approach to glass that has characterized his work throughout his career. All of the works presented are drawn from the Museum’s collection.
Contemporary Glass: A World Survey from The Corning Museum of Glass (1989) illustrated, pp. 50-51, sixth from left; BIB# 32803