Forest Glass Beaker

  • Alan Goldfarb, Forest Glass Beaker, 1998, medieval-style blown glass with applied prunts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr., 1999.6.4

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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.

Title
Forest Glass Beaker
Artist
Date
1998
On View
Dimensions
7 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. (18.7 x 9.8 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
medieval-style blown glass with applied prunts
Classifications
Object Number
1999.6.4
Palette
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