Ruby Conical Intersection with Amber Sphere

Title: 
Ruby Conical Intersection with Amber Sphere

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Title: 
Ruby Conical Intersection with Amber Sphere
Accession Number: 
2007.4.169
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 27.4 cm, W: 19.5 cm, D: 9.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1984
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
With the artist Gary Beecham, who assisted in the making of the larger sculptures, Littleton began a series of veiled pieces in which two glass forms, each at a different temperature, were forcibly combined by shoving a cooler, hardened cone-shaped piece into a hotter and softer ovoid form. This action created a distinctive distortion of the overlays, which is seen in this sculpture. The "Conical Intersection" sculptures powerfully evoke the drama of their creation and display formal and color relationships of great vitality. However, the problems inherent in the creation of these objects, and in annealing them, made them difficult to produce, and only a handful of these sculptures were completed.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Christie's, NY, Former Collection
1993
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
c Harvey K. Littleton 10-1984
signature
Engraved along bottom edge script; c = copyright sign
Primary Description: 
Hot-worked and cased glass, cut, assembled.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-11-17 through 2013-01-06
West Bridge show at CMoG
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass (2012-07) illustrated, p. 27;
The Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2012) illustrated, cover; BIB# AI91305
Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass (2011) illustrated, p. vi; BIB# 127267
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 200-201, pl. 107; BIB# 109983