Alan Goldfarb, Forest Glass Beaker, 1998, medieval-style blown glass with applied raspberry prunts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr., 1999.6.5
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.
Forest Glass Beaker
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5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (14.9 x 9.6 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr.
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- medieval-style blown glass with applied raspberry prunts
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