Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
81.3.73
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm; Rim Diam: 6.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Primary Description: 
Almost opaque very deep purple glass, which appears to be black; colorless and opaque white cane; preformed cane inserted in opaque purple tube; flameworked. Beaker: narrow, almost cylindrical. Rim plain, folded inward and downward; wall descends almost vertically, tapering and then splaying slightly before curving inward at bottom; underside of base slightly concave. Cane with alternating colorless and opaque white stripes, manipulated into intricate "marbled" pattern, extends in irregular swirl which begins just below rim and descends in one complete clockwise revolution to just above bottom. Signature scratched on underside of base, near edge: "Wallstab 81".
Provenance: 
Wallstab, Kurt (German, 1920-2002), Source
1981
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 31, top right;
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (1997) illustrated, p. 10;
Contemporary Glass: A World Survey from The Corning Museum of Glass (1989) illustrated, p. 41, bottom, fifth from left; BIB# 32803