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Vase, ca. 1927

This is a vase. It is dated ca. 1927 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is blown, enamel-painted glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Venetian/Murano glass surged with the focus on Italian crafts in the Monza biennials of 1923, 1925, and 1927. The interest in engraved glass emanated from Scandinavia, and from Austria during the 1925 Paris World’s Fair and in the late 1920s. Black enamel-painted figures appear to be dancing to jazz music in Stella’s rhythmic blue vase, whose color may suggest nightclub light.

It is credited Gift of Neil and Donna Weisman.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 17 × 11 cm (6 11/16 × 4 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

painted in red enamel paint on underside of foot, around pontil mark with "SALIR" and "1001"

Cite this object as

Vase, ca. 1927; blown, enamel-painted glass; H x diam.: 17 × 11 cm (6 11/16 × 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Neil and Donna Weisman; 2015-48-5

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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