Rat Trap

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Rat Trap
Accession Number: 
2011.4.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 6.7 cm, W: 37.5 cm, D: 8.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1972
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kate Elliott
Primary Description: 
Colorless and purple glass; blown, hot-worked, applied; found wood and metal trap; assembled. (a) Rat body made of colorless glass with purple striations and applied purple tail. Rat is situated upside-down in contorted fashion with neck crushed beneath metal arm of rat trap. (b) Rat trap has rectangular wood base inscribed with the following text in black: "PRESS / BAIT", "IN / HOLE", "HOLDFAST / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.", "ANIMAL TRAP CO. / LITITZ PA., U.S.A."; large letter "V" in red paint behind "HOLDFAST / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF." text.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott, Kate ((American, b. 1950)), Source
2011-03-16
Material: 
Inscription: 
C173 / □Λ / .49¢
inscription
Penciled (b) base of wood trap
"PRESS / BAIT", "IN / HOLE", "HOLDFAST / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.", "ANIMAL TRAP CO. / LITITZ PA., U.S.A."
inscription
Painted (b) face of wood trap in black
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 33) (2012) illustrated, p. 116, right; BIB# AI87134