Gourd-shaped Vase

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Object Name: 
Gourd-shaped Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.6 cm, W: 28.4 cm, D: 28.7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Steinberg Foundation
Web Description: 
René Roubícek (Czech, b. 1922) has had a significant influence on modern Czech glass design, art, and architecture. An influential teacher and accomplished jazz musician, Roubícek impressed his students with his music as well as his revolutionary and award-winning ideas for shape and decoration in glass. Roubícek's sculptural approach to blown glass is evident in this gourd-shaped vase, which was blown by the Czech glass master Josef Rozinek at the Czech national glassworks in Nový Bor.
The Steinberg Foundation, Source
Signature and date
Primary Description: 
Gourd-shaped Vase. Transparent green and deep blue glass; blown, applied, hot worked. Amorphic shape with four uneven lobes and waisted blue neck.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Living with Mid-century Collectibles: Classic Pieces from the Birth of Contemporary Design (2013) illustrated, p. 132 (top);
Recent Important Acquisitions, 42 (2000) illustrated, pp. 200-201, fig. 44; BIB# AI49427
Glasrevue ('69/11) (1969) p. 324;
Glasrevue ('67/5) (1967) p. 135;