The Kiss

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Object Name: 
The Kiss
Accession Number: 
On Display
about 1958-1960
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue-gray non-lead glass; cast with internal modeling in a mold, cut, wheel-carved, polished. Thick block-shaped sculpture that rests on bottom edge;front left, off-center is a large flat, wheel-carved and polished square area through which a stylized three-dimensional face (roughly divided in half by elongated triangular nose) can be seen; three sides framing face seem to depict irregularly sculpted and textured stylized arm and sleeve; lower left corner of face square rests on small hand; back side shows deep negative modeling (with traces of the mold material); overall seed bubbles and mold marks; intermittent polishing of edges; base has been left rough; inscribed in block letters along lower right edge of face: "LIBENSKÝ-BRYCHOVÂ".
Brychtova, Jaroslava (Czech, 1924-2020), Source
Libensky, Stanislav (Czech, 1921-2002), Source
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
Stanislav Libensky Jaroslava Brychtova (2002) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# 73574