Family Portrait

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Object Name: 
Family Portrait
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Overall H: 17.3 cm, Diam: 20.9 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent red-orange, blue, opaque "black", white, deep red, yellow and chartreuse details, all cased in colorless non-lead glass; colored trails and slices of heated murrina applied to blown vessel, vessel then freely blown. Almost spherical vessel with narrow, slightly necked opening; red interior cased in opaque white, almost entire body decorated with broad overlapping scalloped trails of orange-red, deep red, and blue framing (above and below) seven large identical blown-out circular murrini cane decorations (upper two-thirds edged in small blue and white stars, blue background, surrounding three figures (delineated in black) in pyramidal format, at top young woman with long hair, white star-patterned dress, chartreuse collar, she stands above and between woman with short hair (on left), with black and yellow dress and bearded man with white collar and tie, black jacket); base ground flat; slight remnant of pontil; inscribed in script near base edge: Richard Q. Ritter 1976".
Ritter Glass, Source
Ritter, Richard Q. (American, b. 1940), Former Collection
Richard Q. Ritter 1976
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Title Unknown (Corning Museum of Glass)
Corning Museum of Glass 1976 through 1976