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Sirio Vase

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Place Made: Murano, Italy
  • DATES 1982
    DIMENSIONS 13 3/4 x 7 in. (34.9 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Whimsical vase on inverted conical, opaque glass base, sloping upwards to a yellow flattened knop/disc, under a large transparent light blue knop surrounding a yellow stem, surmounted by a yellow flattened knop/disc. Short dark red neck and tall conical, upward flaring elongated cup. Two opposed irregular matte orange handles are visibly joined, opposite, to middle of dark red cup and to uppermost yellow flattened knop/disc with colorless glass. Good condition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Italian, born Austria, 1917–2007). Sirio Vase, 1982. Glass, 13 3/4 x 7 in. (34.9 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 1998.186. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1998.186.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1998.186.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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