Glass Study Group - May 8, 2003
May's Glass Club had as a topic of focus, glass relating to flowers. It's was a Celebration of Spring theme! We decided to focus on glass that related to flowers either by intended use (vases) or by design or decoration. As usual the outpouring of objects was amazing! Noteworthy were an Imperial glass milk glass flower pot and under plate with a MMA embossed mark indicating it was produced for the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Imperial. An Imperial Free hand art glass vase was a popular part of the evening. The discussion included large sized funeral vases and the use of vases as souvenir pieces, one with a hand painted scene of Niagara Falls circa 1920 prompting this discussion. One of the pieces not related to the topic but enjoyed was a multicolored swirled art glass pitcher believed to be of European origin. Of course lamps from Mr. Cravens collection with flower decoration and flowers in the glass were appreciated. He can make any topic relate to oil lamps!
Additionally shown to the group and pictured here: a crystal Blenko vase/carafe with applied threading, bubble ball crystal Pairpoint vase, Co-operative Flint Glass two tone Sunset vase, U.S. Glass vase in orange opaque, Imperial Elyse clear based compote, a 19th century Pittsburgh area blue milk glass vase, a swung carnival glass and black glass vase...as you can see there were many! Also shown are three 'ice pick" styled lilly paperweights. The flower theme worked well!
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