Dancing Fawn

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Object Name: 
Dancing Fawn
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.8 cm, W: 23.6 cm
On Display
about 1930-1939
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Gladys Carder Welles
Web Description: 
When Carder retired from his post as director of Steuben Glass Works in 1932, he focused on producing unique cast pieces in his studio.
Welles Estate, Gladys C., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, yellow-green glasses; cire perdue mold, pâte de verre casting, fused in an electric kiln. Almost square, thin cast plaque with relief decoration; front side has matte surface, green background, raised design in colorless (appearing translucent white) of (on right) androgynous nude figure wearing head band, billowing drapery tied at neck and waist, left leg raised as in dance, extended arms, left holds a flower in direction of an open-mouthed fawn with head bent backwards and front legs raised off of white foreground line; some areas of front have been ground; backside is glossy from casting process; inscribed in script on back: "Fred'k Carder".
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker
Corning Museum of Glass 1985-04-20 through 1985-10-20
Davenport Art Gallery 1985-12-01 through 1986-01-12
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 1986-09-21 through 1986-11-09
Walters Art Gallery 1987-02-18 through 1987-04-12
A popular account of English-born Corning glassmaker Frederick Carder and his life-long involvement with glass. Carder was the director of Steuben Glass Works in Corning, NY, for nearly 30 years. The catalog features objects made or designed by Carder, the brilliant glassmaker whose innumerable technical and artistic achievements in glass during his 100 years (1863-1963) had a significant impact on American glassmaking. The book includes illustrations and descriptions of Steuben Glass objects never before published, as well as works made in Carder’s later studio years. The objects included in the book are the property of The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum, also in Corning, NY, and the catalog was co-published by both institutions.
Corning Museum of Glass: Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary (2001) illustrated, p. 11;
Miller's Glass of the '20s & '30s. A Collectors Guide (1999) illustrated, p. 31; BIB# 64488
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, frontispiece; BIB# 35681
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker (1985) illustrated, pp. 103, 119, pl. 62; BIB# 31168