Swimmer

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Swimmer
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.4.29
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 32.8 cm, L: 42.5
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1983
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent amber glasses; blown, internal sandblasted graal decoration, cut, kiln-formed. Horizontal sculpture formed of a flat sheet of glass with fire polished edges loosely formed in an irregular "S"-curve, object rests on edge of one long side and is supported by the curve of the glass sheet; overall internal decoration of five amber stylized overlapping female figures in assorted positions with arced backs producing the impression of a "motion study" of a swimmer turning circles under water, one mottled amber patch within colorless background; figures are framed by strip borders along both long edges (one is a clearly defined undulating band, the other is irregular and mottled); scattered air traps; inscribed in script at base edge near one corner: "Stephen Dale Edward '83".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Habatat Galleries Inc., Source
1983-05-12
Inscription: 
Stephen Dale Edwards '83
signature
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
1999 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook: Nature of America (1999) illustrated, p. 43, right; BIB# 63171
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 39, bottom row, left; BIB# 35681
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 81, 97, pl. 137; BIB# 33046