Vase with Reclining Female Figures

Object Name: 
Vase with Reclining Female Figures

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Object Name: 
Vase with Reclining Female Figures
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H: 14.4 cm, D: 15.8 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with red, dark blue, and light blue enamels; blown, bowl and foot joined while cold. Thin-walled bowl with slightly flared ground and polished rim enameled blue; walls divided into three horizontal bands with enameled decoration on colorless background; top band has two reclining draped female nudes on opposite walls painted in blue on white with shaded flesh tones, separated by panels enclosing linear floral designs in light and dark blue; narrow middle band edged in blue with four sections of angled vertical red stripes edged on one side in blue, sections interspersed with alternating single stars and cross hatches; lower wide band has two alternating rows of small blue flowers; hollow conical foot joined while cold, decorated in three bands; top - evenly spaced stars, middle - edged in blue and divided by same striped pattern of middle body band; lower - thick stripe of deep blue; base rim ground and polished; no pontil; enameled in block letters on underside of foot "V.
Kovacek, Michael, Source
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 113, #110; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 112, #30; BIB# AI20606
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) p. 5;