Forest Glass Beaker
Born: New York, New York 1959
medieval-style blown glass with applied prunts 7 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. (18.7 x 9.8 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr.
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