The Undelivered Parcel

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Object Name: 
3 Vases
Title: 
The Undelivered Parcel
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.6.7
Dimensions: 
See Individual Records
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Primary Description: 
(A) Slight translucent colorless glass; blown, overlaid and sandblasted. Wrapping cords, address and other postal data outlined in color except on bottom of the vase. Square form, as an opened, empty carton with four upstanding lid sections; cords, writing and lid outlines in opaque pinkish brown overlays, writing: 1) "Tokyo-to, Setagawa-ku, Mr. Ichiro Mishima"; 2) [ ] and "12L-35"; 3) "1981 6-" and "COMPUTE A-2"; 4) "MDQ2R". (B) Slight translucent colorless glass; blown, overlaid and sandblasted. Wrapping cords, address and other postal data outlined in color except on bottom of the vase. Tall four-sided vase, as an unopened parcel. Cords and writing in opaque pink, simple circular mouth-opening on top face; writing: 1) "Tokyo-to, Setagawa-ku, Mr. Ichiro Mishima"; 2) imitation blank tag in brownish overlay attached to main cord; 3) "From: Hataoka City, Minami-ku"; 4) same as 2). (C) Slight translucent colorless glass; blown, overlaid and sandblasted. Wrapping cords, address and other postal data outlined in color except on bottom of the vase. Square unopened form, rounded corners, simple circular mouth-opening on top face; wrapping cords and writing in opaque pink: 1) "Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, [Miss] Hanako Sakuchi"; 2) representation of a blank tag in pink outlined in opaque brown; 3) "Sender: Hataoka City, Minami-ku, Origuchijiro Goto"; 4) same as 2).
Provenance: 
Funakoshi, Saburo, Source
1982-01-21
Color: 
Inscription: 
Tetsujiro, G
signature
Glass '81 in Japan
Venue(s)
Japan Glass Artcrafts Association 1981 through 1981
Odakyu Department Store 1981-09-11 through 1981-09-23