18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

 
  Lot 88
 

88

Thomas Kekic (American, 1943-1986), Kim Newcomb (American, 20th Century)
An Iridescent Pasta Vitrea Footed Mug, Glass Goblet, and Glass "Bug House", USA, 1972

Blown glass
The footed mug iridescent partial glazing over pasta vitrea, signed to underside: "Newcomb 72"
The "Bug House" incised to underside: "T. Kekic 72"
The glass goblet incised to top of base: "Kekic 72"

H: 6 3/8, W: 4 3/8, D: 3 9/16 in. (mug); H: 10 3/4, W: 3 1/2, D: 3 1/2 in. (Bug House); H: 6 9/16, W: 4 3/8, D: 2 3/4 in. (goblet)

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Sold for $189
Estimated at $300 - $500


 

Blown glass
The footed mug iridescent partial glazing over pasta vitrea, signed to underside: "Newcomb 72"
The "Bug House" incised to underside: "T. Kekic 72"
The glass goblet incised to top of base: "Kekic 72"

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Literature

Lee Nordness, Objects: USA, The Viking Press, New York, 1970, p. 165 (for a discussion of Kim Newcomb)

Artist Biographies

Thomas Kekic was born in 1943 and attended Kent State University. He received his MFA from the Pratt Institute. In the 1970s, he helped develop and was head of the glass department at RITs School for American Craftsmen. He participated in the renowned traveling 1973 exhibition "American Glass Now," which was shown at the Renwick Gallery, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the American Crafts Council, among other venues. He was owner and operator of Bristol Glassworks in Canandaigua, New York.

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