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Vase, Rhythm

This is a vase. It was manufactured by Orrefors Glasshouse. It is dated 1929. Its medium is glass.

Swedish decorative glass, especially that of Orrefors, was promoted through both museum and commercial exhibitions in the 1920s, including the 1926 selections from the 1925 Paris Exposition. The organic curves and motion of the dancers in the frieze show Hald’s earlier training as a painter under Matisse in Paris.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Dudley P. Allen Fund, 1938.383.

  • Vase
  • blown and engraved glass.
  • Gift of Neil and Donna Weisman.
  • 2015-48-4
  • Vase
  • blown, enamel-painted glass.
  • Gift of Neil and Donna Weisman.
  • 2015-48-5

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Drawing, Jazz Dancers
  • gouache, crayon on paper.
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
  • 49.2016.2

Its dimensions are

23.20 cm (9 1/8 in.)

We have 1 video that features Vase, Rhythm.

"Hotter Than That," Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five (1927)

Niels Tove Edward Hald’s vase, Rhythm, immediately brings to mind the innovative performance of Louis Armstrong on “Hotter Than That” from 1927. In both Armstrong’s cornet and scat solos,...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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