Vase with Centaur and Unicorn

Object Name: 
Vase with Centaur and Unicorn

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Object Name: 
Vase with Centaur and Unicorn
Accession Number: 
2003.4.56
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23.7 cm, Diam (max): 29.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1939
Web Description: 
The painter Jean Hugo was the great-grandson of the famous French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. He was one of a circle of avant-garde artists and writers in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. It included the Surrealists Jean Cocteau, René Char, and Paul Eluard, and Hugo’s good friend Henri Matisse.
Department: 
Series: 
Twenty-seven Contemporary Artists
Provenance: 
Charles, Joan C., Former Collection
2003-06-12
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
Jean Hugo
Signature
Engraved Below left of image in script
Primary Description: 
Vase with Centaur and Unicorn. From the Steuben series "Twenty-Seven Contemporary Artists."Colorless glass; blown, applied, engraved. Large footed vase has wide rounded body, opens to flared rim, with opposing applied handles on lower body. Body is decorated with engraved figures of a centaur holding a spear and unicorn beside a tree.
Glass and Glamour: Steuben's Modern Moment, 1930-1960
Venue(s)
Museum of the City of New York 2003-10-14 through 2004-04-11
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