Tower of the Cathedral Destroyed During the War and Newly Built Gallery in Coventry

Title: 
Tower of the Cathedral Destroyed During the War and Newly Built Gallery in Coventry

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Tower of the Cathedral Destroyed During the War and Newly Built Gallery in Coventry
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.3.57
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.9 cm, W: 5.4 cm, L: 8.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1974
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; cast, cut, engraved. Solid, rectangular, vertical shape; cut flat faces on six sides; edges chamfered; one of the two largest faces engraved with a representation of a gothic spire and tall, curved, 20th-century facade with multiple fenestrations, with a large figure of an angel holding a spear, a fallen male figure below; with a long rim of steps at the side (the view is of Coventry Cathedral); on one side, the engraved inscription "COVENTRY"; on the opposite side, near the base, the diamond-point inscription in script "Ludvika Smrckova"; inscribed in black ink script on the base "Smrckova 7"; circular paper label typed "582" and paper label inscribed in black ballpoint ink "116595" (both paper labels now in the object folder).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smrckova, Ludvika ((Czech, 1903-1991)), Former Collection
Art Centrum, Former Collection
1986
Ludvika Smrckova, sklarske dilo 1923-1983
Venue(s)
Belvedere, Prague 1983 through 1983
Czechoslovak Exhibition of Glass Works of Art by Mrs. Ludvica Smrckova
 
Recent Acquisitions: Corning (New Work) (1986) p. 38;