Requires Photography

Vase

1964–76
John Burton (1894–1985)


Object Place: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm (9 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1987.198a-b

Medium or Technique

Blown glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Glass

Scent bottle made in clear glass. Body is made up of five globular sections that get smaller as they go up, a neck, flared rim, and an applied round foot. Patterened bands of cream and dark brown, made up of interlaced threads, wrap around the vessel. Q-tip shaped stopper with a spherical top. Swirl of gold, blue and dark brown through the clear, colorless glass.

Markings

Marked on bottom with blue glass "J".

Provenance

1987, gift of Elsie Burton (wife of the artist), Kapaa, Hawaii, to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 1987).

Credit Line

Gift of Elsie Burton