Vase with Acrobats

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Object Name: 
Vase with Acrobats
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Overall H: 33 cm, Diam (max): 28.4 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry W. and Mary M. Anderson in memory of Carl G. and Borghild M. Anderson and Paul E. and Louise Wheeler
Web Description: 
Pavel Tchelitchew was born in Russia, but he lived and worked most of his life in Berlin and Paris. He was primarily a landscape and portrait painter, but he also painted circus scenes and designed sets and costumes for the theater, ballet, and opera.
Twenty-seven Contemporary Artists
Anderson, Harry W., Former Collection
Anderson, Mary M., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Vase with Acrobats. From the Steuben series "Twenty-Seven Contemporary Artists."Colorless lead glass; blown, engraved. Large footed vase with globular bowl, fire-polished lipless rim; bowl engraved on exterior of one side with scene depicting a male acrobat laying on his back, arms resting under his head, upon a textured rectangular box, on the foot of one leg lifted at a 90° degree angle a sharply foreshortened female acrobat, with extended arm, balances on her mid-section; other leg of male angled at 45° degrees and balances a horizontal line with a ball rests on far end; horizon line extends from both sides of box, on right section several broken lines converge to one point on horizon line; short, solid stem; slightly domed foot, polished pontil; inscribed in script on polished pontil: "Steuben 1939/3-5"; inscribed in replica of artist's signature on base of design: "P. Tchelitchew".
Glass and Glamour: Steuben's Modern Moment, 1930-1960
Museum of the City of New York 2003-10-14 through 2004-04-11
Corning Glass Center 2000/Steuben Exhibition
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1997-09-20 through 1997-10-11
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