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Zodiac Bowl

A work made of glass.

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1937

Artist:

Sidney Waugh
American, 1904–1963
Engraved by Joseph Libisch
American, born Austria-Hungary, b. Croatia, 1886–1964
Steuben Division, Corning Glass Works
American, 1903–2012
Corning, New York

About this artwork

Sculptor Sidney Waugh joined Steuben as chief designer in 1933, creating such memorable designs as this bowl. It was made using copper-wheel engraving to produce the raised decorative effect for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Discussing Waugh’s work in a London exhibition of 1935, a critic for the Sunday Times wrote, “The work of Mr. Sidney Waugh attains a classic beauty and perfection quite unrivalled in contemporary glass engraving. His taste is unfailing as his line is exquisite, delicate, and expressive.”

Status

On View, Gallery 264

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Sidney Waugh

Title

Zodiac Bowl

Origin

Corning

Date

1937

Medium

Glass

Inscriptions

Signed: Sidney Waugh Steuben 1937, J.Sibisch

Dimensions

27 × 36.2 cm (10 5/8 × 14 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Smith Jr.

Reference Number

1950.1160

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