Series Fratelli Toso 1976-77

Series Fratelli Toso 1976-77

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Object Name: 
Series Fratelli Toso 1976-77
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Overall H: 33 cm, L: 39.8 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white and deep amethyst (appearing black), translucent red glasses; semi-mold-blown with cane decoration, ground, polished. Large sculpture formed of a semi-cleaved bubble with long "neck"; elongated thick conical neck tapering in to ground (slightly beveled) and polished rim, narrow opening; body formed of an extra gather of glass blown into a bubble and deeply indented on one side (upper) forming two lobes, opposite side has slightly raised short rib; body is decorated (and almost completely covered) by bands of color that do not completely meet; beginning at the base of the neck are three narrow concentric ring bands of red neck, then a single slightly wider band of deep amethyst (appearing black) followed by wide bands of white covering bubble circumference, then three smaller concentric red rings near dimpled end; no pontil; inscribed in script on neck: "Lipofsky 78".
Lipofsky, Marvin (American, 1938-2016), Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Americans in Glass
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 1978 through 1979