Female Torso

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Object Name: 
Female Torso
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 28.6 cm, W: 12.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Bickford
Web Description: 
Vycor was an experimental low thermal expansion glass that Littleton had access to when he worked at Corning Glass Works. It was during this time that he conceived of bringing hot glass out of the factory and into the artist’s studio.
Bickford, Fred A., Source
Bickford, Mrs. Fred A., Source
Primary Description: 
Female Torso. Opaque white Vycor glass; slip-cast. Solid glass nude female torso, standing on a base.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-11-17 through 2013-01-06
West Bridge show at CMoG
Harvey Littleton Retrospective
High Museum of Art 1984-03 through 1985-12
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 56 (fig. 11a);
[Promotion: Next Poster: Cool Glass] (2017) illustrated, p. 33; BIB# AI103265
Studio Glass Timeline (2012) illustrated, p. 4, top left; BIB# AI86009
Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass (2011) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# 127267
1950'den gunumuze cam heykel sanati (2007) illustrated, p. 23, #26; BIB# 120378
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 23; BIB# 130418
American Studio Glass 1960-1990 (2004) illustrated, p. 49; p. 50; BIB# 81488
Recent Important Acquisitions, 21 (1979) illustrated, p. 127, #36; BIB# AI98081