Vase with Stylized Faces

Object Name: 
Vase with Stylized Faces

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Object Name: 
Vase with Stylized Faces
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2003.3.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.1 cm, Diam (max): 22.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1940-1950
Web Description: 
Studio glass pioneers Jean Sala and his father, Bienvenu Sala, were widely known for the vases they made of a bubbly lead glass called malfin (unrefined), which they blew in their studio in Montparnasse. From about 1925 on, Jean Sala made his own work in addition to helping his father, and he continued to blow glass into the 1950s.
Provenance: 
Galerie Martel-Greiner, Former Collection
2003-05-23
Sala, Bernard, Former Collection
Material: 
Inscription: 
Jean Sala
Signature
Engraved On bottom edge of base.
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass with green tint (and tiny bubbles), transparent blue and translucent dark purple glass; blown with applied decoration. Cylindrical shape vase that flares at rim, lower body is blue with a purple head and face on either side.
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 18 (fig. 5);
Glass: Virtual, Real (2016) illustrated, p. 24 (top); BIB# 167899
Els Sala, senyors del foc (2011) illustrated, p. 47, right, cover; BIB# 127363
Recent Important Acquisitions (2004) illustrated, p. 92; BIB# AI63129
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2003 (2004) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# AI93746
Recent Acquisitions (2004) illustrated, p. 5; BIB# AI62237
Les Sala: Une famille a redecouvrir (2003) p. 12;