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
- 7 3⁄8 x 3 7⁄8 in. (18.7 x 9.8 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 prunts
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