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Decorative Arts

On View: 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Black and blue glass
  • Place Made: Italy
  • DATES 1979
    DIMENSIONS 16 1/8 x 8 11/16 x 3 11/16 in. (41 x 22.1 x 9.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view on the 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.131.1
    CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Italian, born Austria, 1917-2007). Vase, 1979. Black and blue glass, 16 1/8 x 8 11/16 x 3 11/16 in. (41 x 22.1 x 9.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1996.131.1. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A tall and narrow square vessal comprised of four thick beveled blue glass pieces with four thick, beveled peach glass semi-circle forms attached on opposing sides at the center of the vessal's height and with eight thick, beveled smoke glass right triangle-shaped pieces also on opposing sides above and below the semi-circles that form right angles with the top and bottom of the vessal supported on a thick beleveled smoke glass rectangular base
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