Tornado Vessel

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Tornado Vessel
Accession Number: 
2003.4.66
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.1 cm, W: 14.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1974
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kate Elliott in memory of Italo Scanga
Web Description: 
Scanga, an internationally recognized sculptor and painter, was a frequent visitor to the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design, which was headed by Chihuly from 1969 to 1980. One side of this collaborative vessel has a cane drawing of a window, through which a “tornado,” a mass of speckled dots on the other side, can be observed.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott, Kate ((American, b. 1950)), Source
2003-09-22
Elliott, Kate ((American, b. 1950)), Source
2003-09-22
Inscription: 
DPC
Mark
green glass In glass on bottom DPC (Chihuly)
Eggplant
Mark
Purple and green glass In glass on bottom Picture of small eggplant (Scanga)
Red Circle
Mark
Red glass In glass on bottom Red Circle (Elliott)
Primary Description: 
Transparent bubbly green glass; blown, with multicolored cane drawing and iridized surface. Vase is cylindrical with straight sides and concave bottom with rough pontil mark. One side of vase is decorated with multicolored cane drawing of a tornado. On the other side is a design of window with a green line under it. The is signed on the bottom in glass: green DPC (Chihuly), Purple Eggplant (Scanga) and a red circle (Elliott).
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 86; BIB# AI63129
New Glass Review, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 86;