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Bowl (Germany), 1981

This is a bowl. It was designed by Klaus Moje and made by Klaus Moje. It is dated 1981 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is kiln-formed fused glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Twisted, semi-opaque red-orange and deep translucent blue glass canes were heat-laminated together to create this bowl, with its pattern of audaciously contrasting blue parallelograms and red ground.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Something Brilliant to Behold.

This object was donated by Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. It is credited This acquisition made possible through Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 6.7 x 35.6 cm (2 5/8 in. x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: "Klaus Moje (in script) 6/1981" scratched on blue pattern and signed in ink on red.

It is signed

Signed twice on underside (in script): "Klaus Moje 6/1981"; once scratched on blue pattern, and once signed in ink on red.

Cite this object as

Bowl (Germany), 1981; Designed by Klaus Moje (German, b. 1936); kiln-formed fused glass; H x diam.: 6.7 x 35.6 cm (2 5/8 in. x 14 in.); This acquisition made possible through Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; 1983-11-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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