Votive Bowl

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Votive Bowl
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Overall H: 26.4 cm, Diam (max): 32.4 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown and sand-cast in a sand mold, ground, polished, burnished and kiln-fired gold, engraved. Large bowl, with three solid cast legs; exterior walls covered with gold luster; rim decorated with narrow band engraved with alternating line and dot pattern; below, a wide smooth band is divided into seven wide panels with inscribed linear designs of: stylized Oriental calligraphy, graveyard, tri-pod bowl, three irregular horizontal shapes, profile and overhead views of reclining "Cycladic" figure, landscape over seven phases of the moon; three vertical vessels similar to 90.6.7; bowl exterior below band has mottled molded surface with bits of embedded sand and textured with random extending bumps of varying heights; inscribed at lower edge of gold band under far right vertical vessel image: "B. Hirst '87"; rounded base of bowl connects to three ungilded lobe-shaped solid tapered cast legs also with textured surface; interior bowl covered with burnished luster appearing slightly iridized black; ground feet, rough pontil.
Hirst, Brian A. (Australian, b. 1956), Source
B. Hirst '87
President's Choice
Meat Market Craft Centre 1989 through 1989
Title Unknown (Canberra School of Art, CSA Gallery)
CSA Gallery 1987 through 1987
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 16, 114-115 (fig. 13, plate 34); BIB# 149403
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 111, #44; BIB# AI27386