Object in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 83.3.29 acquired by the Museum in 1983.
Description in New Glass Review: Blown.
Description from entry form: 3 figurines (color smoke) on a cloudy white opal background, carrying a sphere (with lines) - lead crystal signed: SV 82014 M made in cooperation with Charley Meaker at the Essener Studio.
Description in CMoG glass object database: Colorless and translucent white and charcoal gray to grayish-mauve glass; blown. (a) Colorless gather slightly inflated, partly covered with white trails, marvered and inflated further, decorated with gray-black trails, and cased in colorless; rim finished at glory hole. (b) colorless gather slightly inflated, cased in white, inflated further, decorated with white and gray-black trails, and cased in colorless; mouth closed by tooling, cracked off and sealed with colorless blob. Two-part sculpture: (a) hollow cylindrical base, closed at top, supporting (b) spheroid, which rest on top of (a). (a) Upper surface plain, pushed in at center with rounded edge; body has roughly vertical wall but is wider at bottom than top; rim at bottom plain with rounded edge finished at glory hole; large pontil mark in hollow on top. Applied decoration: against white background which covers top and uppermost four-fifths of wall and resembles swirling clouds, three stylized gray to grayish-mauve human figures, two on one side and one opposite; each blob-like head and attenuated body and limbs. (B) Slightly flattened spheroid sealed at bottom with flattened colorless blob. Applied decoration: against white background, group of three irregular but roughly parallel, but curving gray to grayish-mauve stripes, which intersect group of four similar white stripes at right angles at top of object. Both objects signed with diamond point: (a) "Sybren Valkema, CHARLIE MEAKER ESSENER STUDIO SV 82014 M" ON TOP, IN CIRCLE AROUND PONTIL MARK; (b) "SV 82014 M" on bottom of wall, near pad.
Image orientation: portrait.
Published in: New Glass Review 4, p. 23, no. 86.
Master slide condition: Scattered scratches and scattered residue.
Slide 1 condition: Good, no marks.
Slide 2 condition: Vertical scratch.
Slide 3 condition: Scattered scratches.
Copies in drawer: 3