Curlew

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Curlew
Accession Number: 
2012.4.175
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 56.5 cm, W: about 83 cm, D: about 42 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser
Web Description: 
The architectonic shapes, fragile granular textures, and rough edges of Karla Trinkley’s pâte de verre vessels give the impression of great age. Her work is inspired by ancient ruins, by the Roman glass vessels that are known as cage cups, and by patterns found in nature and in the art of ancient and indigenous cultures. The curlew is a migratory water bird related to the sandpiper. It is distinguished by its long legs and slender, down-curved bill.
Provenance: 
Greenberg, Daniel, Source
2012-12-31
Steinhauser, Susan, Source
2012-12-31
Heller Gallery, Former Collection
Category: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Vessel, "Curlew". (a) Light blue and dark blue glass, wood; pate de verre, assembled. Conical dark blue vessel decorated with three rows of light blue triangles. Two long slender pieces of dark wood form the "beak" of a curlew bird. (b) Black metal stand.
2015 Calendar Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, title leaf, May; BIB# 142518
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (2014-12) illustrated, May;
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 34) (2013) illustrated, p. 124, bottom; BIB# AI95680