"Single Bloom" Vase

Object Name: 
"Single Bloom" Vase

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Object Name: 
"Single Bloom" Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 40.5 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
The single bloom vases were first displayed at the 11th Milan Triennial in 1957. They were made by fashioning small, narrow bud vases and then gathering glass over them. Subsequently, the vases were cut. Their small openings, which permitted at most a single flower, were criticized for not being functional. In fact, many of these vases were not functional because they could not hold anything. The single bloom vases demonstrate an interest in abstract art on the part of the designers. They are not really flower vases, but small abstract sculptures.
Skloexport, Liberec, Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish-blue glass; blown, cased, and cut.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-06-15 through 2005-11-27
Changing Exhibition Gallery
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
Seeing Through Modernism (2009-01) illustrated, p. 130; BIB# AI77119
Czech Glass 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity (2005) illustrated, p. 175, #64; BIB# 87054
Behind The Iron Curtain: Czech Glass of the 1950s and 1960s (2003) illustrated, p. 44; p. 45; BIB# AI55674
Bohemian Glass at Important Exhibitions in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1967) illustrated, p. 147, #14;
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 48, pl. 12; BIB# 27614