Glassfly

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Object Name: 
Ring
Title: 
Glassfly
Accession Number: 
2015.3.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.5 cm, W: 6.2 cm, D: 3.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2009
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Primary Description: 
Ring, "Glassfly". Green found glass bottleneck, broken and ground, and found commercial eyeglass lenses (2); Akoya pearls (2). These elements have been assembled and bonded to form a ring that looks like an insect, and specifically like a fly, with the pearls recalling eyes and the lenses reminiscent of wings. One pearl eye has a peach tint.
Provenance: 
Schobinger, Bernhard (Swiss, b. 1946), Source
2009
to
2015-08-26
Category: 
Inscription: 
B.S. DEX 2008
signature
Engraved around band
Recent Important Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 121; BIB# AI101517