Japanese Headdress

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Object Name: 
2-part Sculpture
Japanese Headdress
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a&b) H: 58.7 cm; (a) H: 35.8 cm, D: 37.9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Multi-colored non-lead glass; (a) blown in sections, cut, sandblasted, reheated and worked then fused, (b) blown roundels cut, polished and fused. (a) Long straight-sided and slightly necked hollow section of translucent light blue, topped with an orange lip wrap and footed with a domed section edged in orange lip wrap; this section is attached while hot to large bell- shaped section of translucent lavender cased in colorless with narrow yellow vertical stripes, edges of bell are deeply cut forming teeth which are curved inwardly and fused to a domed base platter of darkly lavender with a flattened rim edged with two orange lip wraps. Signed on underside of base: "Van Deurzen/#2021/'84". (b) Flat fan-shaped section in the form of a Japanese head ornament or coiffure composed of fused geometric and curvilinear elements in orange, pink, green, blue, aqua, yellow and purple with short pieces of pulled cane; lower "handle" extension is inserted into a bubble of colorless which tapers to form stopper.
van Deurzen, James (American, b. 1952), Source
Van Deurzan/#2021/'84
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Romanos Rizk and James van Deurzen
Naples Art Gallery 1985-01 through 1985-01
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 80, 97, pl. 135; BIB# 33046