Vase

Scottish (Glasgow)
about 1895
Manufactured by J. Couper and Sons, Designed by Christopher Dresser (Scottish, 1834–1904)


Place of Manufacture: Glasgow, Scotland

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 16.9cm (2 3/4 x 6 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1992.488

Medium or Technique

Glass with metallic inclusions

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass

Ovoid body with wide undulating lip. Green glass with bubbles and milky white and bronze streaks.


Dresser was intrigued by the historic techniques of Islamic and Roman stained glass, and his designs are characterized by the deliberate insertion of bubbles, colored streaks, and daring, hand-blown forms. This glassware, known as Clutha (an old name for the river Clyde), was retailed by Liberty & Co. for their avant-garde clientele

Provenance

By 1990, with Kurland-Zabar, dealer, New York, NY; 1992, sold by Kurland-Zabar to the MFA. (Accession date: October 28, 1992)

Credit Line

Dorothy-Lee Jones Fund