Vase with Female Head

Object Name: 
Vase with Female Head

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Object Name: 
Vase with Female Head
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.3.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 34.9 cm, D: 18.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1988
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gerald M. Eggert in memory of Clara Ruth Ryden Eggert
Web Description: 
Eva Englund (Swedish, b. 1931), a designer at the Swedish Orrefors glassworks, is well known for her colorful vases depicting women's' faces that are executed in the Graal technique. This technique was developed at Orrefors in the early years of the 20th century. Typically, a Graal vessel is cased with two or more colors, allowed to cool, and then cold-decorated with a sandblasted or cut design. The vessel is then reheated and cased in colorless glass, which encloses the decoration.
Provenance: 
Eggert, Gerald M., Source
1999-07
Moderna Kvaliten, Source
1999-07
Primary Description: 
Transparent bright blue and multicolored glass, colorless, metallic pieces; Blown, internal grade decoration. Ovoid shape with blue cylindrical neck, rounded rim. Decoration of female and male face, male face in profile left and female straight on. Female face could be read and two facing profiles.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 26; BIB# AI95008
Moderna kvalitén (1999-05) illustrated, p. 62, lot 217; BIB# 63775