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Cool American glass pieces from Chrysler Museum of Art, pt 2

Vase, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, ca. 1925-1932; the Portland Vase, found now in the British Museum, is a Roman vase from around 1 AD that served to inspire modern cameo glass

Vase, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, ca. 1925-1932; the Portland Vase, found now in the British Museum, is a Roman vase from around 1 AD that served to inspire modern cameo glass

Window from the Darwin D Martin House, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903; popularly referred to as Tree of Life windows, Wright designed a series of 400 of these for the Martin House (400 windows in one house???)

Window from the Darwin D Martin House, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903; popularly referred to as Tree of Life windows, Wright designed a series of 400 of these for the Martin House (400 windows in one house???)

Fruit Bowl with Underplate, Dorothy C Thorpe, ca. 1920s-1930s; despite her lack of formal training, Thorpe's designs were hugely popular with American consumers; she started in Hollywood and counted Clark Gable as one of her first customers

Fruit Bowl with Underplate, Dorothy C Thorpe, ca. 1920s-1930s; despite her lack of formal training, Thorpe's designs were hugely popular with American consumers; she started in Hollywood and counted Clark Gable as one of her first customers

Flowerform Vase, Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co., early 1900s; founded by alums from Tiffany, Quezal’s wares are known for the use of bold iridescent colors, particularly blue, gold, purple, white and green

Flowerform Vase, Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co., early 1900s; founded by alums from Tiffany, Quezal’s wares are known for the use of bold iridescent colors, particularly blue, gold, purple, white and green

Vase, A Douglas Nash Corp, ca. 1924-1931; silica is the primary ingredient in glass with most silica coming from sand; not all sand can be used so there have been shortages of the primo sand

Vase, A Douglas Nash Corp, ca. 1924-1931; silica is the primary ingredient in glass with most silica coming from sand; not all sand can be used so there have been shortages of the primo sand

Vase, Union Glass Co., early 1900s; the glass industry was highly fragmented in the 1800s and early 1900s with lots of small operations; the same small universe of master glassmakers tried to succeed in the highly competitive industry

Vase, Union Glass Co., early 1900s; the glass industry was highly fragmented in the 1800s and early 1900s with lots of small operations; the same small universe of master glassmakers tried to succeed in the highly competitive industry

Cocktail Pitcher, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, 1920s; glass is a miraculous material which can be opaque as mud or transparent as water; it can also be fashioned in any color of the rainbow

Cocktail Pitcher, Steuben Division - Corning Glass Works, 1920s; glass is a miraculous material which can be opaque as mud or transparent as water; it can also be fashioned in any color of the rainbow

Basket Whimsey, ca. 1850; whimsies became one of the most sought-after styles of glass during the 19th-century, especially representations of boots and shoes, though this style of glass is first recorded in 15th-century Germany

Basket Whimsey, ca. 1850; whimsies became one of the most sought-after styles of glass during the 19th-century, especially representations of boots and shoes, though this style of glass is first recorded in 15th-century Germany

HIV, Luke Jerram, 2013; this is a jaw-dropping, scientifically precise 1:1,000,000 scale model of HIV, a virus that does not have any color because it is smaller than the wavelength of light

HIV, Luke Jerram, 2013; this is a jaw-dropping, scientifically precise 1:1,000,000 scale model of HIV, a virus that does not have any color because it is smaller than the wavelength of light

Fire Screen, John La Farge, ca. 1883; an early rival of Tiffany, the American painter and designer La Farge used opalescent glass in this beautiful fire screen with each piece of glass being unique

Fire Screen, John La Farge, ca. 1883; an early rival of Tiffany, the American painter and designer La Farge used opalescent glass in this beautiful fire screen with each piece of glass being unique

Vase, Hobbs, Brockunier and Co, ca. 1886; designers were rushing to imitate Mary J Morgan's Chinese porcelain vase after it sold for the unheard of amount of $18,000 in 1886; that vase is at the Walters Museum in Baltimore

Vase, Hobbs, Brockunier and Co, ca. 1886; designers were rushing to imitate Mary J Morgan's Chinese porcelain vase after it sold for the unheard of amount of $18,000 in 1886; that vase is at the Walters Museum in Baltimore

Vases, Smith Brothers Co., after 1877; glass designers used pattern books that were full of Asian-designed motifs to satisfy American demand for Chinese-style glass products

Vases, Smith Brothers Co., after 1877; glass designers used pattern books that were full of Asian-designed motifs to satisfy American demand for Chinese-style glass products

Canteen with Portraits of William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson, ca. 1900; you'd think flasks with Trump/Clinton or Trump/Biden would have sold well given how both campaigns drove voters to drink

Canteen with Portraits of William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson, ca. 1900; you'd think flasks with Trump/Clinton or Trump/Biden would have sold well given how both campaigns drove voters to drink

Molasses Can, ca. 1860; this looks a lot like the maple syrup pitcher at IHOP, but it held molasses which was a sweet treat at the time

Molasses Can, ca. 1860; this looks a lot like the maple syrup pitcher at IHOP, but it held molasses which was a sweet treat at the time

Pitcher, Vasa Murrhina Art Glass Co., ca. 1883; production of this cased glass starts out as a ball of glass that is rolled in small pieces of broken glass called frit; then another layer of crystal was gathered over the frit

Pitcher, Vasa Murrhina Art Glass Co., ca. 1883; production of this cased glass starts out as a ball of glass that is rolled in small pieces of broken glass called frit; then another layer of crystal was gathered over the frit

American Eagle Flask, Louisville Glass Works, ca. 1855-1873; there were at least seven glass factories that operated in Louisville during the period from 1850 to 1901 with six of them principally bottle houses

American Eagle Flask, Louisville Glass Works, ca. 1855-1873; there were at least seven glass factories that operated in Louisville during the period from 1850 to 1901 with six of them principally bottle houses

Six Inch Plate, ca. 1832; to make glass strong and water-resistant a stabilizer is needed in the production process; common stabilizers include lime or lead

Six Inch Plate, ca. 1832; to make glass strong and water-resistant a stabilizer is needed in the production process; common stabilizers include lime or lead

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