Bees Casket

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Object Name: 
Covered Container
Bees Casket
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Overall H: 20.5 cm, W: 15.8 cm, D: 18 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Covered Container, "Bees Casket". Almost opaque white, translucent polychrome 25% lead glasses; pâte de verre. Six-sided covered container; flat lid has striped border of white, amber, blues and greens surrounding trompe l'oiel block patterning in opal, amber, yellow and brown, five bees with striated colorless wings stand in half-relief (three with red bodies, two with black bodies); underside of lid has same patterning and only the three red-bodied bees in half-relief, green striated six-sided flange; six-flattened sides of deep container extend from flat triangular base, vessel composed of almost opaque opal striated with pale amethyst, orange and green, rim ground flat; inscribed in script on underside of lid: "Shin/1990".
Higuchi, Shinichi (Japanese, b. 1947), Source
Engraved underside of lid
The Studio at 20
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-05-26 through 2017-01-22
For 20 years, The Studio has been a starting point for emerging artists and an incubator for new work by established artists. The works on view in this exhibition are part of the Museum’s permanent collection and were created by artists who have taught or who have been artists in residence at The Studio. Additional pieces by this artistic community can be found in the Glass Collection Galleries, where they are identified by The Studio at 20 symbol. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass is a community of artists who come together to learn, create, and teach. Since opening its doors in 1996, The Studio has welcomed more than 20,000 students, instructors, and resident artists from around the world. What sets this teaching institution apart from others are the unique combination of facilities, the talented and dedicated staff, the inspiration of the Museum’s rich historical glass collection, and the significant holdings and staff assistance in the Rakow Research Library. In addition to being an internationally renowned glass teaching facility, The Studio is a place where artists come to make their work. A residency program supports 10–12 artists per year. Artists are selected through an application process and live and work in Corning for one month, fully supported by the staff of The Studio. The Studio is open to the public, so please stop in during your visit to the Museum. Learn more about classes, special programs, artist residencies, and instructors at The Studio.
Kimiake Huguchi
Mikimoto Hall 1991-03-14 through 1991-03-19
Shin-ichi + Kimiake Higuchi: Details Molded from Life (2006) illustrated, p. 9 (top); BIB# AI69870
Pate de verre: [Shinichi Higuchi, Kimiake Higuchi] (1991) illustrated, p. 15, bottom; BIB# 127653