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Clutha Vase

A work made of blown glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of blown glass.

Date:

c. 1895

Artist:

Designed by Christopher Dresser (English, born Scotland, 1834-1904)
Made by James Couper & Sons (Glasgow, 1850-1922)

About this artwork

In designing his Clutha line, Dresser looked to ancient Roman and Venetian glass that incorporated several colors to great effect. His embrace of naturally occurring bubbles and striations in the glass lends a handcrafted aesthetic, while the vase’s sinuous form references the burgeoning Art Nouveau style. Clutha is the ancient Celtic name for Clyde, the river that flows through Glasgow; the maker of this vase, James Couper and Sons, was located on the banks of the River Clyde. The Clutha line was sold at the fashionable department store Liberty and Co. in London.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Christopher Dresser (Designer)

Title

Clutha Vase

Origin

Glasgow

Date

1890–1900

Medium

Blown glass

Dimensions

42.8 × 11.1 cm (16 7/8 × 4 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Richard T. Crane, Jr. Endowment

Reference Number

1981.647

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