"Single Bloom" Vase

Object Name: 
"Single Bloom" Vase

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Object Name: 
"Single Bloom" Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 27.5 cm, Diam (max): 6.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Galerie National de Prague
Web Description: 
Designs for Czech glass after 1945 are widely respected for their originality and innovation. Like mid-century Italian and Scandinavian glass, Czech glass was influenced by contemporary art. What distinguishes Czech glass of the period, however, is the artists’ treatment of glass as a medium for abstract painting and sculpture. Abstraction in the fine arts was not permitted by the Czechoslovak communist government. This piece was exhibited in “Glass 1959”.
Pattern Name: 
Single Bloom
Galerie Nationale De Prague, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Transparent green glass; blown, cased, cut. Oval-shape columnar body; top ground and polished; entire body surface ground and polished; inner surface area is an elongated pointed bubble; ground and polished base; marked on side of base: "A Matura 58"; marked on base: "48.140".
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
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 49, pl. 13; BIB# 27614
Glass in Czechoslovakia (1958) p. 56; BIB# 27820
La verrerie en Tchécoslovaquie (1958) illustrated, p. 56; BIB# 34501
Du caractere et de l'originalite de cerre de Boheme (1957-10) illustrated, fig. 2;