Harlequin

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Object Name: 
Cruet and Stopper
Title: 
Harlequin
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
85.4.62
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.2 cm, Diam: 5.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1972
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, translucent white, black, opaque blue, green, red non-lead glass rods and tubes; flameworked, tooled. (a) Squat teardrop-shaped bottle with narrow, widely flared opening with tooled lip and pulled pouring spout; elongated twisted neck of white decorated with alternating vertical stripes of red (in slight relief) and black over colorless filigree, base of neck widens and is decorated with three horizontal bands of applied dots--top row are red alternating with colorless striated with black, second is a band of black over colorless filigree with raised green dots, third has red alternating with colorless striated with black, below last row is a thick applied wrap of blue, below that the body swells until almost spherical white decorated with three bands of marvered dots (from top to bottom) colorless striated with black, red, green with red details; rounded base of body has applied band of colorless to form narrow base, no pontil; (b) solid, colorless, teardrop-shaped stopper decorated starting at wide top end with zigzag trail of black over colorless filigree interspersed with red drops, last dot is pulled partially down narrow, elongated, uneven dauber with thin upturned tip; marvered on base in transparent blue: "J".
Provenance: 
Burton, Elsie, Source
1985
Contemporary Flameworked Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1997-05-24 through 1997-10-26
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 3, p. 205 (fig. 512);
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 248 fig. 12.2; BIB# 124232
Contemporary Flameworked Glass (1997) p. 8, ill.; BIB# 58954
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 114, #54, right; BIB# AI17497