Vase with Tadpole

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Object Name: 
Vase with Tadpole
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H: 23 cm, W: 20.6 cm
Not on Display
about 1982
Web Description: 
This vessel demonstrates Eisch’s ongoing concern with imperfect forms and occluded or impenetrable surfaces. The vase reflects Eisch’s interest in the natural world, and especially the environment of Frauenau.
Glashutte Valentin Eisch, Source
Primary Description: 
Black tinted glass; blown, enameled, gilt, fumed. Irregular ovoid shape; rounded rim; heavy applied glass bit resembles amphibious creature with long tail, with gilt-speckled back and enameled and/or gilt eyes and legs; body of the vessel enameled with leaves and flying insects; iridescent surfaces; concave polished pontil area; signed on flat base: "Eisch/82/ E.S.", in script.
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-03-15 through 2013-02-03
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Eisch, a close friend of American Studio Glass founder, Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922), had a profound influence on the development of American, as well as European, studio glass. Objects in the exhibition span 40 years of Eisch’s career in glass from 1964 to 2004. His works are tradition-breaking, and his radical thoughts about art reflect the unorthodox approach to glass that has characterized his work throughout his career. All of the works presented are drawn from the Museum’s collection.
Frankfurt International Fair
Frankurt, Germany