Marquetry Vase with Flowers

Object Name: 
Marquetry Vase with Flowers

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Object Name: 
Marquetry Vase with Flowers
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 28.5 cm, Diam (max): 16.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Astrid Varnay
Primary Description: 
Heavy translucent greyish-cloudy and amber glass with bubbles; wear marks. Blown, cased, hot-applied and inlaid decorative elements (marquetry), acid-etched, cut, and engraved; metal foil. Squat almost hemispherical body with wide slightly tapering neck and galleried rim, body slightly flaring at bottom, flat base with ground pontil mark; on body and neck the ocean with the rising (?) sun, and a large flower (sunflower ?) two blossoms of which have projecting buds, some silver leaf trapped behind the blossoms; on base: "Galle depose".
Varnay, Astrid, Source
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
French Art Glass
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1975-04-01 through 1975-05-18
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-04) illustrated, p. ?;
Modern Glass Inspired By Ancient Rome (2008-02-22) illustrated, p. 2;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
Ecouri ale Romei antice in sticlaria moderna (2008) illustrated, p. 88, bottom right; BIB# AI97179
Three Art Nouveau Glass Makers (1960) illustrated, p. 137, fig. 11; BIB# AI56856