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Prototype of Altair

Italian (Milan)
1982
Designed by Ettore Sottsass (Austrian, 1917–2007), Manufactured by Memphis (Italian (Milan)), Produced by Toso Vetri d'Arte


Object Place: Europe, Milan, Italy

Accession Number

1999.120

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Clear gold flared foot with small red “handle” joining it to baluster-shaped mauve body; black lustred “fin” opposite. Flaring turquoise neck with pink rim band; three black lustred fins evenly spaced around base of neck; large opaque white handle with black lustred attachments.

Markings

Unmarked.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund, made possible by the generous assistance of John Axelrod