Vase with Abstract Decoration

Object Name: 
Vase with Abstract Decoration

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Object Name: 
Vase with Abstract Decoration
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Overall H: 29.8 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm
On Display
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”.
Skloexport, Liberec, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, acid-etched, engraved.
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. 50, pl. 14; BIB# 27614