Jewel Tower

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
2-part Sculpture
Title: 
Jewel Tower
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
85.4.63
Dimensions: 
(a&b) H: 38.8 cm; (a) H: 37.4 cm; (b) L: 16 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1978
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass overlaid black, pink, yellow, green and white "snakethread" decoration; non-blown flamework, tooled, "globular" units individually formed then attached. Vertical irregular tower of twelve elongated and flattened solid globular units of colorless with colored decoration gradually increasing in size from the top to the base which tapers to a point and is inserted in a green stone stand; units from top to base; small ovoid, reddish necked joint; ovoid with two rows of pale yellow bosses; elongated ovoid with two dimpled sides and two sides with reddish bosses, overlaid with pale blue "snakethread"; elongated ovoid, top half decorated with criss-crossed snakethreading and lower half with pale green threading; ovoid with two pinched sides and central irregular airtrap; ovoid with flattened sides and pink threading; flattened non-decorated spherical; ovoid with flattened sides and black and white threading; two flattened sections, lower larger than upper, red coloration at the joint; ovoid with flattened sides and circular impressions and black and pink threading on two sides; large globular with flattened sides and irregular central airtrap; narrow tapered point.
Provenance: 
Burton, Elsie, Source