Shell bowl with crab

Object Name: 
Shell bowl with crab

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Shell bowl with crab
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.35
Dimensions: 
H: 15.3 cm, D: 30.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1950
Primary Description: 
Iridescent opaque white and aubergine glasses with gold inclusions; cased, tooled, blown, fumed with gold inclusions. Bowl in shell form with attached crab; iridescent thickly blown bowl with down-turned flared lip tooled into form of a shell and attached life-sized crab modeled in full relief; bowl is opaque white with interior edge of graduated aubergine and overall light covering of powdered gold inclusions; outside is cased in colorless glass with gold inclusions; attached crab comprised of blown and tooled body of white and aubergine with concentrated gold inclusions cased in clear with applied tooled legs of translucent aubergine with gold inclusions; feature details of colorless glass with gold inclusions; base is ground flat.
Provenance: 
Sotheby-Parke-Bernet, Source
1984-03-15
Arts Decoratifs Styles 1900 et 1925 (1984-03-11) p. 27; BIB# 5695