"Serpentine" Candlesticks

"Serpentine" Candlesticks

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Object Name: 
Set of 6 Candlesticks
"Serpentine" Candlesticks
Accession Number: 
(a) Candlestick H: 41.3 cm, W: 24 cm
Not on Display
designed in 2009
made in 2010
Web Description: 
The designer uses the forms of slithering snakes to hold his candles
R 20th Century, Source
Primary Description: 
Black and colorless glass; blown, hot-worked, cased, iridized. Set of 6 black glass candlesticks. Each candlestick has tall socket, resting on annular knop, resting on waisted stem, resting on annular knop, resting on long, tall, curved "tail" that is cased in colorless glass; top portions of candlesticks are slightly iridized. (a) Candlestick with circular spiral tail. (b) Candlestick with oval spiral tail and ground base. (c) Candlestick with S-shaped tail. (d) Candlestick with tail that loops over onto itself, transparent waisted stem, and ground base. (e) Candlestick with S-shaped tail. (f) Candlestick with S-shaped tail.
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-05-19 through 2013-01-06
“Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab” showcases the Museum’s signature design program, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with hot glass. The exhibition features over 150 design prototypes by more than 45 international designers. Over the last decade, the field of design has shifted from a focus on industry and architecture to a practice increasingly informed by contemporary art and craft. Glass, in particular, is being used in newly expressive ways as a result of increased access to the molten material through programs such as GlassLab. Working with the Museum’s artist-glassblowers outside the context of factory production, designers are able to explore concepts and to learn about the properties of glass in ways that were not previously possible. Presented in 2012 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of American studio glass, this exhibition celebrates the spirit of freedom and experimentation with material and process that characterized the early years of the Studio Glass movement. At The Corning Museum of Glass, exhibitions honoring the history of studio glass in the United States and in Europe highlight individual artists. They are “Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton” (on the West Bridge), “Founders of American Studio Glass: Dominick Labino (in the Rakow Research Library), and “Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch (in the Focus Gallery).