9449 Hermit crab [electronic resource].

9449 Hermit crab [electronic resource].

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Schaefer, Taf., designer
Steuben Glass, inc., manufacturer
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Hermit crab
Steuben design no. 9449; this design was created in 2008.
Description: Threre are 1100 species of hermit crab on planet earth, most possess an asymmetrical abdomen that can be tucked into a portable shell which the hermit crabs call home. This image focuses on a colorless, glass sculpture that has been made to resemble a hermit crab. This sculpture is formed "at the fire" in two parts: The shell "house" is sculpted first in bubble glass, then the crab's body and legs are attached as hot glass bits. The hermit crab is positioned in the center of the image, and faces the left side so that the viewer may see the profile of its legs and shell. The backdrop of this image is white and there is a partial, light gray reflection of the crab that can be seen beneath it. This piece is part of an aquatic collection made by Steuben that includes a Lobster, Crab, and an Octopus.
Image orientation: portrait.
This item is part of the Steuben collection received in 2013.
Steuben collection, 2013
Steuben collection. Digital asset library. Animals
Steuben collection. Animals