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Jar - Multi Coloured Glass Pieces, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970017

Summary:
Jar filled with multi coloured 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:
Small glass jam jar with metal lid partially filled with glass pieces. The lid is gold coloured with black printing and the glass pieces contained inside are green, yellow, red and brown. Most of the glass pieces are tiny chips, several are larger pieces.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Martha Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Height), 4.50 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, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
Inscriptions: Printing on lid: MONBULK/More like a jar of fruit than a jar of jam./SPC Limited. Andrew Fairley Ave., Shepparton, Vic. E9.
User: Mrs Martha Ash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996

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