Square Bird

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Object Name: 
Square Bird
Accession Number: 
85.3.17
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.3 cm, W: 10.3 cm, L: 11.25 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1962
Primary Description: 
Green glass with red and blue inclusions; blown, applied millefiori, soldered wire. Square, stylized body of transparent green glass which has been flattened on all six sides forming slightly elongated irregular cube with walls of varying thicknesses, with one side of the top edge pulled to create the suggestion of a beak; lower third of body is decorated with four irregularly spaced rows of intermixed red and blue squared- circle inclusions; two green, white, red and black millefiori have been applied on opposing walls in the upper corner which form the side of the beak; center of base has irregular opening where it has been broken off of the blowpipe and is partially covered by two adjoining colorless prunts; each prunt is inserted with a metal cylinder which is, in turn, inserted with copper wire legs soldered to form flat, connecting wire feet.
Provenance: 
Perrin-Royere-Lajeunesse, Source
1985-01-02
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) illustrated, pp. 37-38; p. 38, Fig. 41; BIB# 26765
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 172  (top, right); BIB# 32200
1950 Tableaux... (1984-12-16) p. 20; BIB# 5924
Art Decoratifs du 20e Siecle (1984-10-07) p. 66; BIB# 4967