Harlequin Vase

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Object Name: 
Harlequin Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 38.6 cm, Diam (max): 10.4 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Karel Wünsch is one of the pioneering artists of the Czech postwar generation who focus on pushing the boundaries of glass as an artistic medium. This vase is one example of his sculptural treatment of the vessel, which was influenced by the work of contemporary artists such as the German-born French sculptor Jean Arp.
Wunsch, Karel (Czech, b. 1932), Former Collection
Galerie W, Source
K. Wunsch 62.
Signature and date
Engraved On bottom of vase.
Primary Description: 
Colorless, translucent red and opaque white glass; mold-blown, cased, cut, ground and polished. Tall cylindrical vase that narrows slightly from about mid-body to rim. Vase is light pink shading down to dark pink with the same cut geometric decoration on front and back.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Glass Struggle (2005-10) illustrated
New Glass Review, 26 (2005) illustrated, p. 125; BIB# AI65740
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 3; BIB# AI90240
Modernes Design: Kunsthandwerk nach 1945 (2001-12-04) illustrated, p. 154, #357; BIB# 66339