Vase with Figures and Animals

Object Name: 
Vase with Figures and Animals

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Object Name: 
Vase with Figures and Animals
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 25.3 cm, Diam (max): 15.7 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown or cast, wheel-cut and polished. Thick-walled vase with beveled rim that slopes in toward center; straight, slightly tapering wall; plain base, slightly concave underneath. Decorated with continuous frieze of schematically rendered humans and animals which extends from shortly below rim to shortly above base: (clockwise) (1) large standing figure, apparently shown frontally, wearing garment that extends almost to ankles; (2) and (3) near rim, two small four-legged animals, (2) facing left, (3) facing left but with head turned back to look at (2); (4), below them, figure, again apparently shown frontally and wearing long garment, brandishing stick or spear in right hand; (5) large horse-like animal facing left; (6), near rim, squarish object, possibly sun; (7), below it, small figure similar to (4) but without stick. None of figures has facial features, hands or feet; none of animals has facial features or hoofs; scratched signature below figure (1): "Harcuba 1959".
Dan Klein Ltd, Former Collection
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
Living with Mid-century Collectibles: Classic Pieces from the Birth of Contemporary Design (2013) illustrated, p. 136 (top right);
Masters of Czech Glass 1945-1965 (1983) illustrated, #10; BIB# 30951