Historical Analogy

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Object Name: 
Historical Analogy
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Overall H: 35.3 cm, W: 7.4 cm, D: 6.7 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, green, gray lead glass (crushed and plate), refractory material; pâte de verre casting. Vertical, rectangular shape box; cobalt blue vertical fused glass box divided in center to create two equal compartments covered with plate glass, each section contains cast stylized female figures; top space has three-fourths length figure wearing blue/gray blouse, head turned to show right profile, in foreground are three smaller busts each head turned progressively further to its right (viewer's left). The lower space holds casting of the Mona Lisa with impressionistically painted landscape background; unsigned. Backing is made of plaster.
Grebe, Robin (American, b. 1957), Former Collection
Particle Theories: International Pate de Verre and Other Cast Glass Granulations
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 2005-04 through 2006-01
New Glass Review, 8 (1987) illustrated, p. 15, pl. 30;