Vase

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Object Name: 
Vase
Accession Number: 
2017.3.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.1 cm, Diam (max): 9.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed about 1914
manufactured about 1914-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta B. Elliott
Primary Description: 
Vase. Colorless and red glass; cased, mold-blown, cut. Mold-blown, colorless vase with transparent, dark-red glass overlay and cut decoration. The cylindrical vase has a straight walled interior and an undulating outer wall with seven horizontal ribs. Twelve cut, wavy lines stretch vertically from near the vases’ base to just below its rim, revealing the colorless glass beneath and producing an optical illusion that the reverse has been decorated with many thin, colorless and red stripes.
Provenance: 
Engel, Franz, Former Collection
Engel, Elisabet, Former Collection
Elliott, Roberta B., Source
2017-12-21
Category: 
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-06-23 through 2019-01-06
Today, we think of architects as people who design buildings, construct skylines, and help create the visual identities of our cities and towns. But at the turn of the 20th century in Europe, the term architect applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. For these architects, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and glass, played an essential role in completing their new artistic vision. Glass of this period emerged from a confluence of ideas, individuals, and cultures, and reflected a spirit of modernity. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 explores this transformative period in Austrian design. Approximately 170 objects, including the installation of Josef Hoffmann’s complete room, Boudoir d’une grande vedette (first displayed at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition), illustrate the immense variety of techniques and varied aesthetics of Austrian glass during this period. Together, architects and designers built upon existing traditions of glassmaking by leveraging the network of design and technical schools, and relying on manufacturers, retailers, and exhibitions to promote and disseminate their ideas on a global scale. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 is a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO. At the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the exhibition was curated by Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection.