Gazelle Bowl

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Object Name: 
Gazelle Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.7 cm, Diam: 18.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Olsen
Web Description: 
With John Monteith Gates, the sculptor Sidney Waugh developed a modern yet classical style for the new Steuben colorless glass. The first Gazelle Bowls were engraved by the master engraver Joseph Libisch (1886–1964).
Olsen, Barbara H. (1923-2016), Former Collection
Olsen, John K., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Bowl, "Gazelle Bowl". Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, copper-wheel engraved and polished. (a) Heavy spherical shape, with lipless rim; mid-section decorated, with a band of twelve deeply intaglio engraved (unpolished) overlapping gazelles with articulated musculature and varying head and body placement forming an undulating line; gazelles placed between two bands of double v-cut and polished lines; rounded base, with polished pontil; diamond point inscribed in script just above lower cut bands: "Sidney Waugh"; (b) heavy, circular shape notched to form a cross; upper surface has been cut and ground into a dished support; thick sides taper in towards top, decorated on protruding edges, near base, with three parallel horizontal rows of v-cuts; base ground and polished flat; inscribed in script near edge of one quadrant: "Steuben".
The Cutting Edge: 200 Years of the Crystal Object
M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1992-02-22 through 1992-05-17
Toledo Museum of Art 1992-06-30 through 1992-08-22
National Museum of American History 1992-10-03 through 1993-01-24
Denver Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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