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Object Timeline

1997

  • Work on this object began.

2001

  • Work on this object ended.

2015

2017

Tall Bee Vase, Designed ca 1997; Executed, 2000-2001

This is a Vase. It was designed by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is dated Designed ca 1997; Executed, 2000-2001 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is cast, punched, chased, electroformed, partly gilded, and applied silver, amber, garnets, and blue paua shell. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Galmer combines traditional skills and a depp understanding of materials and modern production. Trained in engineering in the USSR, he took up silversmithing in the US. After carefully observing nature and materials, he creates concept drawings, and chooses one to provide and expand with details. He then makes molds and models to further develop his ideas. When this cast-silver vase came out of the final mold, Galmer gilded and finished it with applied bees set with amber, garnet, and shell, providing color and dynamism.

This object was donated by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is credited Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 26.7 × 18.4 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on bottom, "GALMER SILVER" in oval

Cite this object as

Tall Bee Vase, Designed ca 1997; Executed, 2000-2001; Designed by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); cast, punched, chased, electroformed, partly gilded, and applied silver, amber, garnets, and blue paua shell; H x diam.: 26.7 × 18.4 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-1

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