Sirio

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Object Name: 
Sirio Vase
Title: 
Sirio
Accession Number: 
88.3.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 35.8 cm, Diam: 14.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1982
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent red, yellow, blue, black non-lead glasses; blown, assembled while hot, cold. Oversized goblet shape; top to bottom: deep, lipless red bowl tapering sharply in to squared base with short, inset cylindrical flange inserted into stem comprised of narrow red cylinder resting on upper of a pair of broad yellow patties sandwiching a flattened blue bubble; bubble bisected by a short length of white with colorless patty; pair of asymmetrical red cyma handles are connected by colorless bits from middle of red bowl to top of upper yellow patty; stem attached to deep, hollow conical foot of black; inscribed in block letters on outside edge of foot: "Memphis Milano by Toso Vetri d'Arte"; all rims fire-polished.
Provenance: 
Memphis Milano, International Design Center, Source
1987-12-30
Category: 
The Past Ten Years of Contemporary Glass (1996) illustrated, p. 606, fig. 5; p. 614; BIB# AI48527
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 146, #247; BIB# 58995
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 114, #41, right; BIB# AI23357