Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46, The Chitra Nirmal Sethia Gallery

3D Print of a Flask

2018 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

3D plaster powder print of a flask and stopper. The original was scanned using a hand held structured light scanner.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Plaster powder print.
Brief description
3D print of a flask and stopper made by the Rapid Form department at the RCA. The original was scanned using a hand held structured light scanner and is in the V&A collection (168:1&2-1864)
Physical description
3D plaster powder print of a flask and stopper. The original was scanned using a hand held structured light scanner.
Dimensions
  • Height: 40cm
Gallery label
Copy of Flask made by Froment-Meurice, 1851 Rapidform, Royal College of Art, London, 2018 To mark the refurbishment of the Cast Courts in 2018, the V&A commissioned the Royal College of Art to produce 23 scans of objects in the collection. Curators chose examples that would show parts of objects that were otherwise inaccessible, or that would stretch the capabilities of the scanning and printing equipment. For some of these, the digital file will be the only copy created. Reproduced here is a plaster print of a silver and glass flask bought by the Museum from the Great Exhibition in 1851. Its highly reflective surfaces were difficult to capture in the scan. As with plaster casts, 3D prints like this are ghostly impressions of the original works. Powdered plaster print from a digital scan Purchased with the support of the Peri Charitable Foundation Museum no. M.22-2018(30.11.18)
Credit line
Purchased with support of the Peri Foundation.
Object history
3D print of a flask and stopped commissioned by the V&A and made by the Rapid Form department at the RCA. The original was scanned using a hand held structured light scanner and is in the V&A collection (168:1&2-1864).
Collection
Accession number
M.22-2018

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Record createdJuly 27, 2018
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