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Tazza

Small tazza, blown and tooled, translucent, white alabaster glass, cut and polished with enamel decoration. Well-polished pontil and base. Shallow, round dish, its edge cut with fourteen round scallops with cusps between. Short, thin, cylindrical stem comprised of another piece of glass resting on a separate, solid, disk-shaped foot, slightly domed at centre, its rim cut into an octagon with a bevelled edge. Inside of dish and top of the foot painted with opaque, creamy veige enamel with gilt trim in a Rococo Revival pattern of S and C scrolls and small leaves. Gilt trim.

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Purse scent bottle

Mould-blown, cut and polished thick, opaque, turquoise opaline glass with stopper, silver rim mounts and hinged silver cover. Flat, rectangular body of good quality glass, cut and polished in panels. Small stopper of matching glass with cylindrical base cut to fit and projecting, rectangular handle. Silver cover decorated in repousse in the Rococo Revival style. The silver mounts are contemporary Continental silver, apparently not marked.

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Bitters bottle

Bitters bottle, mould-blown, thin white opal glass with painted enamel decoration and threaded pewter mount for cover at opening. Tall, rectangular, bottle with corners cut down or chamfered and rough pontil on base. The top slopes inwards and up to a narrow, cylindrical neck. Much weathering (ripples from cooling) caused by the mould on the surface. Coarsely painted in opaque enamel colours of dull blue, red, yellow and black with a standing figure of a blond young man holding a glass by its foot on one side. Sprays of lily of the valley on either narrow end. Seven graduated red dots down the chamfered corners.

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Vase

Mould-blown and tooled translucent pink opaline glass with painted gilt decoration. Integral foot with rough pontil indented to centre. Thin, good quality glossy glass. Disk foot with convex edge and short, constricted stem swelling out to an elongated ovoid body with constricted neck and trumpet rim tooled with ruffles. Barely visible traces of gold tendril bands originally painted on upper body.

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Spitoon

Blown and tooled light blue, semi-opaque glass. Low, bulbous body rising to wide outward flaring rim turning under at the edge. Well-polished pontil.

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Perfume bottle

Mould-blown and tooled thin, white alabaster glass with painted gilt trim. Low, bulbous onion body with rough, fire-polished pontil, constricted neck and everted rim with six ruffles. Applied convex ring to neck. solid glass stopper with stepped disk base terminating in a cut spire. Gilt trim to rim and stopper.

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Vase

Blown and tooled thick, translucent yellow glass with strong opalescence. Assembled from three gathers of glass: slightly domed disk foot with carefully ground pontil; short stem comprised of a cylindrical plinth surmounted by a solid cone; and third, largest section, a turnip or top-shaped body with a tall, trumpet-form neck flaring out at the top.

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Moon Vase

Mould-blown thick, glossy purplish grey glass with enamel and gilt decoration. Integral foot. Fire-polished pontil with indented base and polished foot rim. Rounded, thick, disk-shaped body with convex edge to integral foot. Thick, cylindrical neck with flat polished rim. Painted in enamels on front with ornamental raspberry with rosy blossoms and a small butterfly hovering above. Two stems of woodruffe painted in sepia brown onthe back.

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Two-Footed Bowl

The glass is clear with a greenish tinge, quite textured and the edges raw. The vessel is a cast-bowl form with raw edge at lip. One side of the bowl has been angled back to allow for the addition of two cast animal feet with four splayed toes and prominent claws. The bowl's base sits upon the ground. The overall impression is one of an animated form at rest

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Vessel, Ostrich Feet, Branch

The glass is clear with a greenish tinge, quite textured and the edges raw. An ovoid cast vessel lies on its side supported by three vertical supports arranged in a tripod foundation. Two of these vertical supports terminate in cast ostrich feet, two toes splayed. The third is cast from a branch and bisects the interior of the vessel emerging from the top for about three inches. A trailing tendril-offshoot is cast from this protruding piece of branch, and it winds itself in a sensuous manner partially around the contour of the vessel. The vessel's opening is located directly above the ostrich feet. The work gives the impression of the animated vessel walking forward.

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Spine Animal

The glass is clear with a greenish tinge, quite textured and the edges raw. The ovoid cast vessel lies on its side supported by two cast ostrich feet (two toes splayed), with the vessel's opening slightly angled upward above the feet. A cast spine with protruding bony vertebrae forms a "tail" behind the vessel. It bisects through the exterior top wall of the vessel, becoming visible inside the bowl. It emerges through the vessel's open mouth appearing almost like a bony visage with eye sockets.

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Platter

A broad rimmed opalescent platter or dish with radiating seaweed design

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Vase

A squat, wide-mouthed, vase that swells swiftly to broad shoulders and terminates on flat foot with indented pontil proportions and silhouette not straight and symmetrical, but rather somewhat irregular. Pale burgundy textured glass in large crackle formations.

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The Crusader

Two wood panels, side by side, each overpainted with abstract images; panels are separated vertically by brass rod which in turn supports rectangular piece of clear glass; adhered to glass rectangle are small, amber squares of glass at l.c., r.c. and b.c.; entire composition is mounted on masonite and, in turn, on grey painted wood backing

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Apple Tree

A representation of an apple tree; the surface is made of wood strips; apple images are painted on the surface of the lower branch area; two hinged doors in the shape of an apple, located in the centre of the tree, open to expose a painting of a landscape with a group of nude women in the foreground and a landing airplane in the background; the women are throwing apples at the "flying doctor" because "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"

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Early Morning Blues

Components are as follows: Neon tubing; 20 glass terminals for neon tubes, metal teapot (white), 3 transformers, aluminum record with motor mechanism, wood disc, tone arm with motor mechanism, spotlight, 1/4" audio cartridge, 1/4" reel to reel tape, 2 extension cords

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Etalon

A geometric sculpture composed of two sections of triangular pyramidal forms.

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Aquatic Sculpture III

A walnut shaped bronze in two segments, the smaller segment is raised slightly higher than the main part with a V-shaped plate glass separating the two

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Tao

Two animals reminiscent of the Lascaux cave bisons - both with the tops of their heads removed, one with a flat cone-shaped hat of galvanized metal - stand on a shiny dark red U-shaped surface reminiscent of water or blood, with a mirrored irregular fence on either side. The U-shaped surface is a pan a few inches deep filled with water coloured a deep red.

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Sponge

Blue.

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White Cupboard

White painted wood cupboard; 5 gallon jars displayed, one on each shelf: 1) buttons, brass wire, wax, water; 2) pair of white nylon stockings; 3) buttons, cord, wax, water; 4) buttons, plastic cube, wax, water; 5) buttons, mirror, stones, string, wax, water

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Christ Giving His Blessing

Icon in a walnut veneered hinged case with glass in lid. The frame is gilded wood with eight sections of ornamental grapes and leaves that sit on top. The painted image of Christ giving His blessing is covered by embossed silver plate worked to represent the figure's halo and robe. Some ornamentation along edge. Two stones are set in the upper corners.

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THREATENING through the body

Top quarter of work is panel, painted purple. Below the panel, is a colour photograph. In the photograph an outstretched arm is touching a sculpture of a man's head. The sculpture is Greek or classical. Below the photograph, is glass on which is etched, 'THREATENING // through the body'.

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FEARING through the body

Top quarter of work is panel, painted green. Below the panel, is a colour photograph. In the photograph, an outstretched hand, with fingers spread out, is resting on what could be white fabric or skin. Below the photograph, is glass, on which is etched, 'FEARING // through the body'.

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Canning Table

18 canning jars on a brown, wooden table. The jars contain buttons and wax and blue wax has been melted and allowed to drip over the top and along the sides of the jar. The jars are in 9 pairs, joined together at the top with a decorative button clasp-with-chain.

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