Fluted Vase

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Object Name: 
Fluted Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 23 cm; Rim Diam: 14.5 cm
On Display
about 1922
Web Description: 
Viennese architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956) belonged to the avant-garde group of Austrian artists known as the Vienna Sezession, and he founded the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops) in 1903. Wiener Werkstätte artists produced all kinds of decorative arts, from jewelry to complete room decorations. The Kabarett Fledermaus (Bat Café) in Vienna, designed by Hoffmann and others in 1907, was one of the Wiener Werkstätte's most recognized interiors. In glass, Hoffmann's designs are characterized by simple, full forms and spare, usually geometric, decoration.
Historical Design Inc., Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep amethyst glass; mold-blown, parts assembled while hot. Cylindrical fluted bowl with slightly flaring rim, rounded to fluted low trumpet-shaped foot.
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-06-23 through 2019-01-06
Today, we think of architects as people who design buildings, construct skylines, and help create the visual identities of our cities and towns. But at the turn of the 20th century in Europe, the term architect applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. For these architects, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and glass, played an essential role in completing their new artistic vision. Glass of this period emerged from a confluence of ideas, individuals, and cultures, and reflected a spirit of modernity. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 explores this transformative period in Austrian design. Approximately 170 objects, including the installation of Josef Hoffmann’s complete room, Boudoir d’une grande vedette (first displayed at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition), illustrate the immense variety of techniques and varied aesthetics of Austrian glass during this period. Together, architects and designers built upon existing traditions of glassmaking by leveraging the network of design and technical schools, and relying on manufacturers, retailers, and exhibitions to promote and disseminate their ideas on a global scale. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 is a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO. At the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the exhibition was curated by Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Modern Austrian Glass: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2019) illustrated, pp. 68, 70;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 160, #47; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 30-31; BIB# AI95178