Music Men

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Object Name: 
Vessel
Title: 
Music Men
Accession Number: 
91.3.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 37.6 cm, Diam: 27.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1991
Primary Description: 
Transparent cobalt blue non-lead glass, polychrome enamels; blown, enameled, fired. Tall, thinly blown cylindrical vessel with flared collar, ground and polished rim, body slightly waisted, rounded base becoming concave and forming deep internal cone; enameling on interior and exterior; rim banded in black, one half of exterior depicts interior domestic scene of three nude figures painted in ochre sitting around a "G" shaped aqua table, two figures hold musical horns, central unpainted section in form of paned window is flanked on right by painted hanging light fixture, and on the left by a cross decorated with a saxophone; other side of body lightly enameled to low dark horizon with silhouette of church and graveyard; interior irregularly brushed in brownish-red; no pontil; painted on base in yellow block letters: "VELISEK 1991/BREZEN/V (illegible) NOVANO VSEM $".
Provenance: 
Gallery Bohm, Source
1991
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Czech Glass
Venue(s)
Gallery Bohm 1991-05 through 1991-05
 
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 43, 128-129 (fig. 97, plate 41); BIB# 149403