Sidney Biehler Waugh (American, Amherst, Massachusetts 1904–1963 New York)

Corning Glass Works, Steuben Division (Corning, New York)
H. 7-1/4, Diam. 7 inches (18.4 x 17.8 cm.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1935
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  • Description

    Elegant Art Deco gazelles run around the periphery of this bowl, creating a sense of movement that recalls that of ancient Greek red and black painted vases. Attic painted vases from the sixth century b.c. in particular were often decorated with friezes of running animals or athletes.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: [on bowl] Sidney Waugh (in script)

  • Exhibition History

    Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, May 25 - August 19, 2001. Flint, Michigan: Flint Institute of Arts, September 14 - December 16, 2001. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 11 - April 7, 2002. Charlotte, North Carolina: Mint Museum of Craft and Design, May 3 - July 28, 2002. Tulsa, Oklahoma: The Philbrook Museum of Art, August 23 - November 17, 2002. ¦American Modern¦.

    London, England: Victoria and Albert Museum, March 27-July 20, 2003. Toronto, Canada: Royal Ontario Museum, Sept. 15, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004. San Francisco, California: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, March 13-July 5, 2004. Boston, Massachusetts: Museum of Fine Arts, Sept. 19, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005. ¦Art Deco 1910–1939¦.

    Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection, MMA, December 21, 2007 - April 5, 2009.

  • References

    Avery, O. Louise. Examples of Steuben glass, in MMA Bulletin, vol. XXX, 1935 (Oct.), p. 193, ill.
    Fine Art Society, London, Exhibition of Steuben glass, Mar. 20-April 19, 1935, p. 10 ill., p. 14 (similar piece).
    The London Studio, vol. IX (Studio 109), 1935 (April 9) pp. 205-209, ill. p. 209 (piece exhibited in Fine Art Society)
    Benton, Charlotte, Benton, Tim and Wood, Ghislaine (eds) "Art Deco 1910-1039" London: V&A Publications.

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