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Form/Sculpture - Winged Head I

Winged Head I

  • Object:

    Form/Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Bohemia (made)
    Železný Brod (designed and made)

  • Date:

    1962 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Libensky, Stanislav, born 1921 (designer)
    Brychtová Jaroslava, born 1924 (modelled)
    Zelezny Brod glassworks (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mould-melted red glass and iron stand.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague

  • Museum number:

    C.19:1, 2-1996

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 37, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Sculpture, red glass and metal (iron); horizontal rectangular with upright support, roughly sculptured surface, metal stand. H 33cm, W 49cm. Mould-melted glass, sheet and wrought metal.

Place of Origin

Bohemia (made)
Železný Brod (designed and made)

Date

1962 (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Libensky, Stanislav, born 1921 (designer)
Brychtová Jaroslava, born 1924 (modelled)
Zelezny Brod glassworks (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Mould-melted red glass and iron stand.

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 49 cm

Object history note

A (n unspecified) number of Winged Heads were made. The Prague Museum has one in grey-blue glass. At first it was suggested that this had been in the collection of the Ministry of Culture. Sylva Petrová subsequently confirmed that this example was purchased by the Museum later than 1962 from a source in Prague. It is presented to the V&A in exchange for a group of British studio glass to the same value.
Winged Head I and II were first shown in the 1964 exhibition "Glass: Czechoslovakia and Italy", at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in New York.

Descriptive line

Sculpture, mould-melted in red glass, in the shape of a ractangular head, Czechoslovakia (Zelezny Brod), Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtová, 1962

Materials

Glass; Iron

Techniques

Technique

Categories

Glass; Sculpture

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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