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What is this?

Tall irregular triangular body of fused squares of transparent blue, green, red and clear glass.

This is a vase from Italy. It is dated 1950–51 and we acquired it in 1998. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment in honor of Piera Maria Watkins. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

fused colored glass squares, reheated, blown and shaped

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22 x 13.5 x 12cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4in.)

This object was made by Paolo Venini and Venini Glassworks and designed by Fulvio Bianconi

This object was purchased from Barry Friedman Ltd.

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