Gazelle Bowl

Gazelle Bowl

1935
Designer
Sidney Biehler Waugh, American, 1904-1963
Born: Amherst, Massachusetts
Manufacturer
Corning Glass Works, Steuben Division
Work Locations: New York
Country
United States
Style/Tradition
Art Deco
bowl
Glass
Gift of Doris J. Schwalbe
2008.4A-B
Sidney Biehler Waugh (American). Gazelle Bowl. 1935. Glass. Gift of Doris J. Schwalbe. 2008.4A-B.
Dimensions
height: 6.0 in, 15.2400 cm; diameter: 6.5 in, 16.5100 cm
Inscription
Steuben 1936
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Sidney Biehler Waugh
American, 1904–63
Gazelle Bowl
1935
Glass
Manufactured by Corning Glass Works, Steuben Division, Corning NY
Gift of Doris J. Schwalbe, 2008.4

This bowl was one of the most significant designs to come from Steuben after the company was reorganized in 1933. It was the first piece for Steuben by Sidney Waugh, Chief Associate Designer until his death in 1963.  Over three decades Waugh established Steuben's artistic direction while also designing both form and decoration for many important pieces.

The bowl is also Steuben's first major engraved design utilizing all of its glassmaking techniques: blowing, cutting, polishing, and copper wheel engraving.  For years to come, the distinguishing traits of Steuben's production would be large and weighty basic forms with added decoration.

Known Provenance
Gifted 2008 by Doris L. Schwalbe to the Denver Art Museum.

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