Green Glass Cane

  • Unidentified, Green Glass Cane, ca. 1870-1910, blown glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.18

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Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century glassblowers often made “glass whimsy” canes as a diversion from commercial production. They twisted, stretched, and blew colored glass to create decorative walking sticks that were too fragile to use (George Meyer, American Folk Art Canes, 1992).

Title
Green Glass Cane
Artist
Date
ca. 1870-1910
On View
Dimensions
49 x 5 x 1 3/4 in. (124.5 x 12.6 x 4.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown glass
Classifications
Object Number
1986.65.18
Palette
Linked Open Data
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