Spiral Forms

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Spiral Forms
Accession Number: 
95.3.76
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 50 cm, Diam (max): 38 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1994
Web Description: 
Generally, we look through transparent glass without really thinking about it, just as we look through this Plexiglas to see the object inside. By nesting his vessels, one inside the other, Frijns attempts to show us what transparency looks like.
Provenance: 
Frijns, Bert (Dutch, b. 1953), Former Collection
1995-11-03
Material: 
Inscription: 
2
mark
scratched at end point of (b)
4
mark
scratched at end point of (d)
3
mark
scratched at end point of (c)
B Frijins/1994
signature
scratched on (a)
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead float glass with natural green tint; cut, slumped float glass, cut, ground, polished, assembled. Four thin-walled, deep, bell-shaped (rims only slightly flared, closed ends are curved) vessel forms varying only slightly in dimension are stacked one inside the other so that openings are at top, rims have been ground and polished at slight angles so that when the forms are assembled vertically the edges extending one above the other are not parallel, rims seem to be tilted in opposite directions on alternating vessels; round base ends of (b),(c), and (d) are suspended one inside the other and (a); (a) narrow base ground slightly flat, scratched on base: "B Frijns/1994"; (b) scratched on end point: "2"; (c) scratched on end point: "3"; (d) scratched on end point: "4".
Bert Frijns
Venue(s)
Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum 1995 through 1995
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 28, 142-143 (fig. 44, plate 48); BIB# 149403
Jurors' Choice (2014) illustrated, p. 78; BIB# AI98391
Year In Review (New Glass Review, 21) (2000) illustrated, p. 38;
Some of the Best in Recent Glass (1996-02) illustrated, p. 101;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp. 15, 40; BIB# AI95180
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 261, #65; BIB# AI97737
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp. 15, 40; BIB# AI95180