The Chase

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The Chase
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Overall H: 16.9 cm; Rim Diam: 8.6 cm
Not on Display
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Colorless and opaque black non-lead glasses with gray, black and orange enamels; lampworked, enameled, inscribed. Narrow lipped bucket shape, deep straight-sided bowl of colorless and continuous wide hollow stem, plain circular foot of opaque black; lip has been enameled orange; interior of bowl brushed with white enamel with a band of random short strokes scraped through just below lip; exterior has brushed design of stylized overlapped gray running male figures whose outlines and details have been finely scratched through the enamel, various parts of figures have then been outlined in black with hair and eye pupils detailed in orange; small black bird with scratched detail stands directly above signature; background is of patchy gray with black dashes, spots and orange dots and lines; juncture of bowl and stem outlined in orange; exterior of stem and top of foot covered with background of dark to medium gray with overall pattern of orange, black and pale gray strokes; signed toward base of bowl "RMK 85".
Mertes-Kranz, Renate (German, b. 1955), Source
Contemporary Glass: A World Survey from The Corning Museum of Glass (1989) illustrated, p. 201, left; BIB# 32803