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Jar - Red Glass Pieces, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970016

Summary:
Jar of Red Glass Pieces used by artist Martha Ash, circa 1996. Martha Ash was born in Poland in 1920 and lost all her family in the Holocaust. She came to Australia in 1949 where she studied ceramics, sculpture silver smithing, enamelling and glass mosaic. These pieces were used as part of her glass mosaic work. Martha Ash died in September 1996.
Description:
Glass honey jar with old label still attached with metal lid containing many small pieces of red glass chips. The jar is almost full of these chips. The jar itself is faceted rather than round and the metal lid is white.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Martha Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.50 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: av. dimensions of chips: .4 x .3 x .2

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, crafts, jewish communities, jewish customs, jewish immigration, religions judaism, handcrafts, polish communities, polish immigration
Themes this item is part of: Martha Ash, Polish Migrant & Artist, circa 1950s, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
Inscriptions: Paper label, printed: Allowrie/PURE LIGHT AMBER/HONEY/453.6G 1 LB NET/Reg No. 466 E AUSTRALIA/THE PRODUCERS' CO-OP. DISTRIBUTING SOCIETY LTD.
User: Mrs Martha Ash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996

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