Vase with Abstract Decoration

Object Name: 
Vase with Abstract Decoration

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Object Name: 
Vase with Abstract Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 34 cm, Diam (max): 30.5 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Steinberg Foundation
Web Description: 
In the 1960s and 1970s, studio glass was a phenomenon in Europe as well as in the United States. In Czechoslovakia, artists had studios inside some of the larger glass factories, where they were encouraged to make experimental work. The abstract decoration of this rare vessel, inspired by contemporary painting, was applied by the artist, who also designed the form. This piece documents how artists working in glass were able to explore abstraction during a time of political repression in the arts. It is inspired by Czech Informel painting and matches a drawing in the Rakow Library’s collection.
The Steinberg Foundation, Source
Signature and date
Bottom of base near rim
Primary Description: 
Vase with Abstract Decoration. Colorless glass, enamel; mold-blown, enameled. Slightly waisted shape, enameled abstract decoration in earth tones on yellow ground.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-06-15 through 2005-11-27
Changing Exhibition Gallery
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Design in An Age of Adversity (2005) illustrated, p. 43;