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Object Name: 
Glass Assemblage
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 56.5 cm, W: 56.5 cm, D: 13.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fredrica H. Fields
Primary Description: 
Transparent red, blue, amber and green colorless non-lead glasses, rods; black lace, thirteen circular faceted glass "jewels", pressed glass nuggets, assorted translucent glass rods and bracelets; wire and solder, black lace, dark gray painted hardwood box, Devcon 2-ton clear Epoxy, Brookstone no. 3249 epoxy putty; successive layers (from back to front) of colorless glass, stretched lace, glass jewels and nuggets soldered and wired together, bracelets, glass rods of varying diameter epoxied to glass cover; assembled within wooden frame with space between layers; small vent holes drilled in back of frame to prevent moisture build-up. Large deep octagonal wooden box; layers of assembled glass and lace to create abstract vertical bar pattern in circular format; pair of painted metal handles screwed to opposite sides of box; small holes drilled in frame; attached brass plaque on lower front of box, inscribed: "FREDRICA H. FIELDS".
Fields, Fredrica H. (American, 1912-1992), Source