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Tall Bee Vase Model, 2000–2001

This is a model. It was made by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is dated 2000–2001 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is cast plastic. 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.

  • Pen Model
  • wood.
  • Gift of Burton Rubin.
  • 1996-117-5

Its dimensions are

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

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Tall Bee Vase Model, 2000–2001; Made by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); cast plastic; H x diam.: 26.7 × 18.4 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.

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