Ikebana Vase

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Object Name: 
Ikebana Vase
Accession Number: 
99.3.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33.6 cm, W: 26.3 cm, D: 25.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1970-1979
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Steinberg Foundation
Web Description: 
Vera Lisková (Czech, 1924-1985) was one of the first artists to use flameworked borosilicate glass for large-scale sculpture. Borosilicate glass was invented in Germany in the late 1880s. Its low thermal expansion co-efficient makes it ideal for scientific use, and many studio artists working with borosilicate glass, such as Lisková, were trained in scientific, or laboratory, glassblowing. The name of this vase refers to the Japanese tradition of flower arrangement, called ikebana, in which individual stems are arranged to show off the beauty of each flower.
Provenance: 
The Steinberg Foundation, Former Collection
1999-12-29
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
V. Liskova
Signature
Near base Signed in black nail polish in script
SF/1683
label
Bottom of base
133772
label
Bottom of base
SF/1683
label
Body
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; flameworked.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Recent Important Acquisitions, 42 (2000) illustrated, p. 203, fig. 49; BIB# AI49427