Friendly Alien

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Friendly Alien
Accession Number: 
85.4.50
Dimensions: 
Sculpture a) H: 31.8 cm, W (max): 8.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1966
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass overlaid with transparent white blue and red glasses; flameworked, blown and tooled. Hollow-bodied vertical tooled into bulbous sections with side knops and solid lower section; narrow collared neck swells into first bulbous section overlaid with red and an undulating trail of white; an encircling band of white marks the collared transition to next bulbous section decorated with stripes of white, red and blue and two protruding colorless knops; largest middle bulbous section has two protruding knops opposite one in the upper section and a dimple on opposite sides between protrusions, undulating red line with white markings between each loop decorates the lower half of this section, three raised blue dots surrounding a white dot appears under one knop; fourth hollow bulbous section has an irregular surface and tapered shape with white, blue and red variable colorations; next three sections are smaller and solid with flattened sides and red, white and blue colorations; final solid section is colorless and tapers to a point which is inserted into a solid wood block; inscribed "J" on base point.
Provenance: 
Burton, Elsie, Source
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06