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Vase

François-Emile Décorchemont

Artwork Details

Vase
1904-1971
François-Emile Décorchemont
brown, yellow, and green glass
6 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (16.51 x 14.29 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.228

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

In the early 20th century the refined opulence of glasswork, typified by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Arts and Crafts movement, gradually gave way to a more modernist aesthetic that emphasized cleaner lines and plain undecorated surfaces. Glassmakers working in this modernist vein began to reject superfluous surface ornament and focused instead on the total integration of form and design. François-Emile Decorchemont, who was initially inspired by the Art Nouveau movement before developing more austere idioms, is perhaps best known for his technique of coloring glass to make it resemble translucent stones.

Physical Description:

Inverted cone-shaped vessel of brown, yellow and green glass

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