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Still Waters

Sculpture
1936 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sculpture, cullet, sand-blasted glass. 'Cullet' is the waste from the molten glass process, and this piece has been sand-blasted decoration in the form of fish.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cullet glass, sand-blasted
Brief Description
Sculpture, glass, in the form of a fish, selected and decoration designed by Sigmund Pollitzer, at Pilkingtons Ltd, Britain (St Helens), 1936
Physical Description
Sculpture, cullet, sand-blasted glass. 'Cullet' is the waste from the molten glass process, and this piece has been sand-blasted decoration in the form of fish.
Dimensions
  • Height: 40.5cm
  • Maximum width: 40.5cm
Style
Object history
Sigmund Pollitzer was chief designer at Pilkingtons from 1933 to 1938 and was responsible for decorative glass features in a number of prestigious interiors from international exhibitions to the 'Queen Mary'. He was also interested in individual art works as in this sculpture. 'Cullet' is the waste from the molten glass process. Pollitzer selected this massive chunk of cullet and, treating it as a 'ready-made' sculptural form reminiscent of watery depths , he has sand-blasted decoration in the form of fish.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Pinkham, Roger, Thirties cat., V&A/Arts Council
Other Number
7594 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
C.126-1978

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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