Turtle's Tango

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Turtle's Tango
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
87.4.48
Dimensions: 
H: 24.5 cm, D(max): 15.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1987
Primary Description: 
Transparent aqua non-lead glass with polychrome enamels; blown, sandblasted, enameled. Tapered cylinder shape; fire-polished lipless rim tops cylindrical body tapering out towards low, extruding ring above rounded base; body is covered with overall low relief decoration of stylized "geisha" flanked on one side by a standing dog in human clothing, and on the other side her outstretched hands gesture towards three swimming turtles and a small running dog in a distance;
Department: 
Provenance: 
Shapiro, Susan ((b. 1953)), Source
1987-05-18
Inscription: 
Shapiro 87/Turtle's Tango
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