Riposapesi (Black and Aqua)

Riposapesi (Black and Aqua)

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Object Name: 
Riposapesi (Black and Aqua)
Accession Number: 
Overall a) H: 9.4 cm, L: 40.3 cm; b) H: 9.3 cm, L: 39.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
Web Description: 
Bianchin applies traditional Italian glass decorating techniques to sculptural forms. The battuto (hammered) surface is made by cutting the glass. It removes the shine from the glass and creates a softer, more translucent feeling. The surface cutting adds texture, as does the linen thread that Bianchin often uses in his work. This is the first work by Bianchin to enter the Museum’s collection.
Barry Friedman Ltd., Source
Primary Description: 
a) Opaque blue glass; blown with battuto surface, somewhat shaped like a bowling pin. b) Opaque black glass with battuto surface, somewhat shaped like a bowling pin. Both pieces lie horizontally with the blue piece on top of the black.
Notes: Barry Friedman Gives 44 Works to The Corning Museum of Glass (2004) illustrated, pp. 80, 82;
New Glass Review, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 82;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 227, fig. 55; BIB# AI59133