Violet/Ruby/Teal

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Violet/Ruby/Teal
Accession Number: 
96.4.36
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 48.4 cm, Diam: 34.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1994
Web Description: 
Sonja Blomdahl has devoted her career to experimenting with abstract layers of color through the vehicle of the vessel. Although her vases have classical proportions, their forms are intentionally ahistorical; that is, they do not recall any specific historical shape. Blomdahl always works in incalmo, an Italian glassworking technique in which two or three bubbles of the same size are joined during the blowing process.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blomdahl, Sonja (American, b. 1952), Source
1996-01-15
Primary Description: 
Transparent teal, pinkish-red, translucent amethyst non-lead glasses; blown, incalmo-blown. Tall double-lobed waisted vessel; upper (smaller) lobe is teal-colored with narrowed lipless opening curving into high shoulder, lobe tapers in and is joined by a narrow colorless wrap to band of ruby forming the shoulder of lower body lobe, ruby band is joined to amethyst body by a narrow colorless wrap, body swells almost to a sphere than tapers in to narrow base; base ground and polished flat, ground and polished quatrefoil shaped pontil; overall small stones and bubbles.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30