Claw beaker: "That's a spicy Meatball"

1998
Alan Goldfarb (American, born in 1959)


Object Place: Burlington, Vermont, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 32.7 × 22.9 cm (12 7/8 × 9 in.) Other: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

2000.791

Medium or Technique

Glass, blown. Applied accretions.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Glass

Glass beaker on low foot; body sprouts eleven large and small “lobster claw” shapes with ridges along the backs and a loop on top. Below rim is a band of seven raised lines below which is written in raised letters: “THAT’S A SPICY MEATBALL”; below this, is a band with a raised zigzag line before the body of the vessel curves outwards. Piece is clear with a greenish tint to parts; other parts have been roughened and black substance applied to resemble dirt. The raised writing and vessel has areas of yellow pigment.

Markings

Marked: "Goldfarb/Vermont/1998/(heart)" on bottom

Provenance

1998, purchased from artist by Bertram M. Cohen, Boston, MA; 2000, given to the MFA by Bertram M. Cohen. (Accession date: June 21, 2000).

Credit Line

Gift of Rosalie and Bertram M. Cohen

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.