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Handkerchief Vase, ca. 1955

This is a Vase. It was made by Venini Glassworks. It is dated ca. 1955 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is blown and cased glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Christian Rohlfing. It is credited Gift of Christian Rohlfing.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21 x 23 x 22 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Etched on underside: in script (some letters partial): "Venini / Murano / Italia"

Cite this object as

Handkerchief Vase, ca. 1955; Made by Venini Glassworks (Italy); Italy; blown and cased glass; H x W x D: 21 x 23 x 22 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Gift of Christian Rohlfing; 1969-46-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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