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Sculpture - Still Waters
  • Still Waters
    Pollitzer, Sigmund, born 1913 - died 1982
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Still Waters

  • Object:

    Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    St. Helens (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pollitzer, Sigmund, born 1913 - died 1982 (decorator)
    Pilkingtons Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cullet glass, sand-blasted

  • Museum number:

    C.126-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

St. Helens (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

Pollitzer, Sigmund, born 1913 - died 1982 (decorator)
Pilkingtons Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Cullet glass, sand-blasted

Dimensions

Height: 40.5 cm, Width: 40.5 cm maximum

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Sculpture, glass, in the form of a fish, selected and decoration designed by Sigmund Pollitzer, at Pilkingtons Ltd, Britain (St Helens), 1936

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pinkham, Roger, Thirties cat., V&A/Arts Council

Subjects depicted

Fish

Categories

Glass; Sculpture

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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