Sunflower Wish Bowl

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Sunflower Wish Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19.5 cm, W: 23.1 cm, D: 23.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Douglas and Michael Heller
Primary Description: 
Colorless casing transparent varying shades and mixtures of yellow and green, light blue, dark brown glasses; cane is colores with glass powders and pulled by the artist, sections are lampworked then assembled over a gas/oxygen torch. Asymmetrical openwork bowl formed of narrow plant stems arcing upward in overlapped scallop pattern, stems are punctuated by small regularly-spaced crimped pointed leaves interspersed with five large sunflower heads in full bloom facing out from bowl exterior, each blossom comprised of double-row of pointed yellow petals and large mottled yellow/green center, also scattered through foliage walls are five smaller buds with small brown conical centers and five to six small petals curving back away from center; stems emerge from narrow circular foot (not completely closed) composed of alternating short sections of green and blue, a y-shaped stem branch with leaves transverses the ring forming part of base; unsigned.
Heller, Douglas, Source
Heller, Micheal, Source
Glass America
Heller Gallery 1994 through 1994
Title Unknown (American Craft) (1993) p. 58, ill.;