Soft Shoulders

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Object Name: 
Soft Shoulders
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.6 cm; Diam (base): 5.4 cm
Not on Display
about 1979
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent cobalt blue, white, black non-lead glass rods and tubes; flameworked, tooled. Elongated bottle in roughly cylindrical shape; narrow opening with flared slightly irregular rim, cylindrical neck is collared, then widens slightly and is decorated with three encircling bands of narrow, black, marvered crosshatching above a band of blue that extends part way on to rounded shoulder, shoulder swells out to flattened sphere and is striated white covered with a band of large blue dots of swirled and spiraled blue (cane slices?), at base of shoulder is an applied wrap of colorless with blue spiraling, colorless cylindrical body is tooled to form multiple slight waist rings, base of body formed by an applied band of colorless that tapers in and is flattened and encircled by an applied wrap forming a flared foot; no pontil; applied on base in relief with blue glass: "J".
Burton, Elsie, Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
Contemporary Flameworked Glass
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1997-05-24 through 1997-10-26
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 3, p. 209 (fig. 515b);
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 248 fig. 12.2; BIB# 124232
Contemporary Flameworked Glass (1997) p. 8, ill.; BIB# 58954
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 114, #54, left; BIB# AI17497