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Forest Glass Beaker

1998 Alan Goldfarb Born: New York, New York 1959 medieval-style blown glass with applied raspberry prunts 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (14.9 x 9.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr. 1999.6.5 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Label

Forest Glass Beakers are inspired by glass from the Middle Ages. The thornlike protrusions, called prunts, are now decorative but derive from their original function of making a vessel stronger and less likely to fall out of the hand. The prunts are applied as blobs of molten glass to the blown vessel and can be shaped in a variety of ways.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Alan Goldfarb

Born: New York, New York 1959

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