Vase with Reclining Female Figures

Object Name: 
Vase with Reclining Female Figures

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Object Name: 
Vase with Reclining Female Figures
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
87.3.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.4 cm, Diam (max): 15.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1917-1920
Primary Description: 
Vase with Reclining Female Figures. Colorless non-lead glass with red, dark blue, and light blue enamels; blown, bowl and foot joined while cold. Thin-walled bowl with slightly flared ground and polished rim enameled blue; walls divided into three horizontal bands with enameled decoration on colorless background; top band has two reclining draped female nudes on opposite walls painted in blue on white with shaded flesh tones, separated by panels enclosing linear floral designs in light and dark blue; narrow middle band edged in blue with four sections of angled vertical red stripes edged on one side in blue, sections interspersed with alternating single stars and cross hatches; lower wide band has two alternating rows of small blue flowers; hollow conical foot joined while cold, decorated in three bands; top - evenly spaced stars, middle - edged in blue and divided by same striped pattern of middle body band; lower - thick stripe of deep blue; base rim ground and polished; no pontil.
Provenance: 
Kovacek, Michael, Source
1987-01-22
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
WW.
inscription
Enameled inverted; underside of foot near rim block letters
V. WIESELTHIER
inscription
Enameled underside of foot near rim block letters
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-06-23 through 2019-01-07
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.
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 113, #110; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 112, #30; BIB# AI20606