Vetro Mosaico Vase

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Object Name: 
Vetro Mosaico Vase
Accession Number: 
2018.3.10
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21 cm, Diam (max): 16.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1920-1921
Credit Line: 
Gift of Donna and Neil Weisman
Primary Description: 
Vetro Mosaico Vase. Transparent yellow, purple, orange, green and blue glass; fused and blown. Vetro mosaico vase with walls that gently widen towards the top of the vessel, terminating in a flared rim. The trumpet-shaped vase is composed colorless and transparent yellow glass tessarae in the shape of triangles. Within this ground are spirals made from curving purple glass rods lined with circular glass tesserae of an orange exterior and green interior. Transparent blue trail applied around rim. The base of the vase is marked with a signature tesserae depicting a comet, signifying "Balsamo-Stella", the name of the designer.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sotheby's, Former Collection
1990-11-10
Weisman, Neil, Source
2018-12-21
Weisman, Donna, Source
2018-12-21
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
[tesserae depicting a comet]
signature
on base signifying "Balsamo-Stella", the name of the designer
Esposizione Italiana d’Arte Industriale e Decorativa
Stockholm
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2018 (2019) illustrated, p. 27; BIB# 718683
Venetian Art Glass: An American collection, 1840-1970 (2004) illustrated, p. 95; BIB# 79981
Il vetro a Venezia : dal moderno al contemporaneo (1999) illustrated, p. 100;
Murano : fantasie di vetro (1994) illustrated, #4;
Vetro veneziano : 1890-1990 (1992) illustrated, p. 40, #27;
Venetian Glass: 1890-1990 (1992) illustrated, p. 40 (#27);