Covered box

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Object Name: 
Covered box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.4.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.3 cm, L: 19.1 cm, W (incl. handle): 12.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1952
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with copper; fused. Lidded rectangular box; low, wide rectangular box formed of six flat sections; lid decorated with four small sections of copper screen inclusions surrounding the side handle formed from a flattened copper wire with both ends wound into spirals and fused into the glass; central curved section protrudes horizontally from the glass; top hinged along long side by "ric-rac" of folded copper ribbon fused into the glass; four sides connected together by interlocking meandering hammered copper bands fused into glass; base section joined to side by overall fused copper screening fused into all five sections; glass with overall mottled surface from mold surface; unsigned.
Provenance: 
Fifty-50 Gallery, Source
1986-01-22
Fused Glass: The Art of Frances and Michael Higgins
Venue(s)
Fifty-50 Gallery 1985-11-21 through 1986-01-22
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 129, #49; BIB# AI19055
Recent Acquisitions: Corning (New Work) (1986) p. 38, ills.; BIB# AI16861
Fused Glass: The Artisanry of Frances and Michael Higgins (1985) illustrated, p. 3, second from left; BIB# 32998