The Shrew

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Object Name: 
The Shrew
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 59.5 cm; Base Diam: 26.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Kurland/Summers Gallery
Web Description: 
Dailey’s work is based on his observations of human nature, and while his work is humorous, it is also satirical. “The most important thing that I try to give my work is a kind of magnetic quality,” he says. “It’s something that attracts or entertains or engages a person in a way that causes an interaction.”
Kurland/Summers Gallery, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque yellow, opaque black non-lead glasses, gold-plated bronze; blown and hot-worked, sandblasted, acid-polished. Tall hollow vase in the shape of a female bust with elongated conical topknot; topknot opening has black rim wrap, length of cylinder decorated with thick opaque yellow wrap spiraling to colorless and black wraps joining topknot to body of bulbous vessel that swells to form head, one side decorated with colorless applied features with white detail on eyebrows and black eye pupils, through openings in applied ears hang large metal hoop earrings with small paired sphere details; vessel body flares out conically to form neck and shoulders of bust; wide flat base, polished pontil; inscribed "Dailey" on foot; "Shrew" on base.
New Art Forms
Navy Pier 1988-09 through 1988-09
Title Unknown (Kurland/Summers Gallery)
Kurland/Summers Gallery 1988-06 through 1988-07
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 141, #145; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 206, #47; BIB# AI74245
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1989 (1990) illustrated, pp. 6, 8; BIB# AI96380