Yellow Magic

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Object Name: 
Yellow Magic
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 25.1 cm, Diam (max): 6.2 cm
On Display
about 1966
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elsie Burton
Primary Description: 
Bottle, "Yellow Magic." Colorless, transparent yellow and red, translucent white non-lead glass rods/tubes; flameworked, tooled. Elongated baluster-shaped bottle widening from top toward bottom with raised yellow dot decoration; narrow neck opening with slightly tooled lip, just below rim is an encircling row of small raised colorless dots striated with red, elongated neck flows into body waisted at three points--top three lobes (in varying sizes) are covered with closely spaced small applied yellow dots in high relief, lobe second from the top (ovoid-shaped) has an additional encircling row of larger colorless dots at mid-point, third (pear-shaped) lobe has encircling row of larger colorless dots at base, fourth lobe (flattened spherical) is striated with white and has three rows of widely spaced large marvered dots and two large applied blobs of colorless on opposite sides; irregular hollow conical base formed from spiraled white glass; applied in relief on base in yellow: "J".
Burton, Elsie, Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
Contemporary Flameworked Glass
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1997-05-24 through 1997-10-26
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 3, p. 207 (fig. 513b);
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 248 fig. 12.2; BIB# 124232
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) p. 32;
Contemporary Flameworked Glass (1997) p. 8, ill.; BIB# 58954
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (1997) illustrated, p. 11;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 114, #54, second from left; BIB# AI17497