Beautiful handcrafted perfume bottle signed by Thomas Buechner 1990 in a soft lavender color with a black dauber. Exquisite collectible from an incredible legend in the art world. Measurements are 5 inches tall 3 1/2 inches wide at top with a black matching dauber 4 1/2 inches long. Only signs of wear are to the twist of the dauber a small wear mark, does not deflect from the beautiful art glass piece. Museum quality. Rare, can not be replaced.
An exceptional little Thomas Buechner perfume bottle with a rich history of the maker that enough credit can not be attributed to, not only in his works in and for glass but also for his magnificent detail in his paintings.
Thomas Buechner, the founding director of The Corning Museum of Glass and a key proponent of Studio Glass during its early decades, died at his home in Corning, New York, at the age of 83. In the acknowledgments to his book How I Paint (2000, Abrams), Buechner described his life as “one long, glorious museum field trip,” reflecting his decades of work at arts institutions, most notably as the first director of The Corning Museum of Glass, a position he held for ten years. He was also director of the Brooklyn Museum from 1960 to 1971, and, in 1972, returned to Corning, becoming president of Stueben Glass (which Corning sold in 2008), chairman of the Corning Glass Works Foundation, and president of The Corning Museum of Glass. He also helped to found the Rockwell Museum in 1976, and served as its president for ten years. In 1985, he became a vice president at Corning Glass Works.
Born in New York City in 1926, Buechner studied at Princeton University, the Art Students League of New York, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as with painter M.M. van Dantzig in Amsterdam. After he became involved in glass, Buechner became a fixture at Corning, where he worked to raise the profile of glass nationally. He founded both the Journal of Glass Studies and the New Glass Review, and wrote the glass section of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Among his numerous honors for his work in glass, Buechner was presented with the “Service to the Field” award by UrbanGlass in 2006.
At the same time, he established the Journal of Glass Studies, now in its sixth decade of publication of scholarly work in glass, and so we see he was also pushing scholarly research on glass.” Matthew Buechner the son of Thomas is a professional Glass blower and founding owner and operator of http://www.thamesglass.com/ in Rhode Island
These bits and pieces were taken from Monday June 14, 2010 | by Lee Brooks
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