Large Vase with Abstract Decoration

Object Name: 
Large Vase with Abstract Decoration

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Object Name: 
Large Vase with Abstract Decoration
Accession Number: 
2006.3.38
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 51.5 cm, Diam (max): 17 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1967
Web Description: 
This large enameled vase by Jan Novotný (1929–2005), dated 1967 (gift of the Steinberg Foundation, right), is a significant example of Czech abstract painting in glass. Novotný was part of the innovative, postwar generation of Czech artists who experimented with abstraction in glass and forged new relationships between design and contemporary art. Novotný’s composition reflects the dark, symbolic images found in Czech Informel painting. While important in itself, the abstract vase also matches a drawing found in the Museum’s unique collection of original Czech design drawings acquired in 2001 from the Steinberg Foundation in Liechtenstein.
Provenance: 
Kunst-und Auktionhaus Dr. Jurgen Fischer, Former Collection
Steinberg Foundation, Source
2006-03-28
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
JAN NOVOTNY 1967
signature
Engraved On bottom edge of vase.
Primary Description: 
Large Vase with Abstract Decoration. Almost colorless glass with light green tint; mold-blown, tooled, enamel. Tall cylindrical vase with thick walls that widen slightly above mid-body. Decorated with enameled opaque and transparent dark green, black, and white colors.
Europaisches Glas, Studioglas (2006) #839; BIB# 95313