circa 1989 comprising a "Votive" bowl, the deep gilded border above the studded buff-toned body, together with a tall turquoise blue glass tapered vase on a cobalt blue ball-shaped pedestal on a domed foot. Votive bowl 27cm diam 20cm high Vase 37cm high The vase signed Hirst and dated '89 (2)
Brian Hirst b.1954, is one of Australia's leading glassmakers, known both locally and internationally for his ceremonial and votive vessels. He often uses ancient, elemental forms which he fuses into a contemporary language with his materials. His work is in numerous national and international collections including National gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victroia, Corning Museum NY, USA, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany and private collections.
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