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Best of the rest in art glass from the Chrysler Museum

Bowl, Ennion (probably Syria), mid 1st century; this extremely rare bowl is among the finest pieces of Roman glass; it's unique because most early glassmakers didn't sign their work but this one did

Bowl, Ennion (probably Syria), mid 1st century; this extremely rare bowl is among the finest pieces of Roman glass; it's unique because most early glassmakers didn't sign their work but this one did

Bull's Head Covered Mustard Pot and Spoon, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1888; originally mustard was used on the table in its dry state but in the 18th century mustard use switched to a wet form and the need arose for containers

Bull's Head Covered Mustard Pot and Spoon, Atterbury and Co., ca. 1888; originally mustard was used on the table in its dry state but in the 18th century mustard use switched to a wet form and the need arose for containers

Urn, Waterford Glass Ltd., ca. 1790; the origins of crystal production in Waterford date back to 1783 with extremely fine flint glass that became world-renowned; operations ceased in 1853 and Waterford crystal production didn't resume until 1947

Urn, Waterford Glass Ltd., ca. 1790; the origins of crystal production in Waterford date back to 1783 with extremely fine flint glass that became world-renowned; operations ceased in 1853 and Waterford crystal production didn't resume until 1947

Facon de Venise Winged Goblet, Low Countries, ca. 1600-1725; the center consists of an elaborately coiled two-headed serpent with pincered turquoise jaws, the body in a pretzel-like shape formed with a continuous glass rod enclosing opaque-white filigree

Facon de Venise Winged Goblet, Low Countries, ca. 1600-1725; the center consists of an elaborately coiled two-headed serpent with pincered turquoise jaws, the body in a pretzel-like shape formed with a continuous glass rod enclosing opaque-white filigree

Tumbler, Austrian, ca. 1825; this beaker, with bands of crocheted glass beads, has one of the signature forms of Biedermeier glass referred to as a Ranftbecher in German, a tapered beaker with a thick cut foot

Tumbler, Austrian, ca. 1825; this beaker, with bands of crocheted glass beads, has one of the signature forms of Biedermeier glass referred to as a Ranftbecher in German, a tapered beaker with a thick cut foot

Christmas Tree Ornament, French or Belgian, ca. 1850-1950; I can remember my grandparents having boxes of these colorful glass ornaments; we think some may still be in my parents' attic

Christmas Tree Ornament, French or Belgian, ca. 1850-1950; I can remember my grandparents having boxes of these colorful glass ornaments; we think some may still be in my parents' attic

Tazza, Joseph Brocard's Widow (no one knows her name?), ca. 1896-1900; this very rare object is one of only three Brocard plates decorated in the Chinese style, and none had a central medallion as elaborate as this one

Tazza, Joseph Brocard's Widow (no one knows her name?), ca. 1896-1900; this very rare object is one of only three Brocard plates decorated in the Chinese style, and none had a central medallion as elaborate as this one

Orchid Vase, Burgun, Schverer and Cie, ca. 1895; in researching many of these pieces, it quickly becomes apparent that you could spend a fortune collecting glass objects; that's even ignoring Christie's and Sotheby's

Orchid Vase, Burgun, Schverer and Cie, ca. 1895; in researching many of these pieces, it quickly becomes apparent that you could spend a fortune collecting glass objects; that's even ignoring Christie's and Sotheby's

Graal Vase, Orrefors (Sweden) Glasbruk, ca. 1948-50; founded in 1898, this company made its international debut at the 1925 Paris Exposition receiving multiple awards; here transparent glass encases an engraved and colored vessel

Graal Vase, Orrefors (Sweden) Glasbruk, ca. 1948-50; founded in 1898, this company made its international debut at the 1925 Paris Exposition receiving multiple awards; here transparent glass encases an engraved and colored vessel

Beaker, Roman Empire, ca. 25-100; it's so amazing that anything made of glass has survived almost 2000 years!; the fact that it exists at all speaks to the skills of Ancient Romans

Beaker, Roman Empire, ca. 25-100; it's so amazing that anything made of glass has survived almost 2000 years!; the fact that it exists at all speaks to the skills of Ancient Romans

Bottle, Austrian, ca. 1600; in 2000 the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, located at Chicago's Navy Pier, opened as the first museum in America dedicated solely to stained glass windows

Bottle, Austrian, ca. 1600; in 2000 the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, located at Chicago's Navy Pier, opened as the first museum in America dedicated solely to stained glass windows

Goblet, Czechoslovakian, ca. 1930; Jablonec nad Nisou is famous for the Bohemian tradition of manufacturing glass costume jewelry; it's long history is documented by large collections in the Museum of Glass and Jewellery there

Goblet, Czechoslovakian, ca. 1930; Jablonec nad Nisou is famous for the Bohemian tradition of manufacturing glass costume jewelry; it's long history is documented by large collections in the Museum of Glass and Jewellery there

Ox Head Beaker, German, 1729; the Ochsenkopf (Ox’s Head) is one of the tallest peaks in the Fichtelberg mountain region in Germany, just outside Bayreuth in Bavaria, not too far from the Czech border

Ox Head Beaker, German, 1729; the Ochsenkopf (Ox’s Head) is one of the tallest peaks in the Fichtelberg mountain region in Germany, just outside Bayreuth in Bavaria, not too far from the Czech border

Imperial Eagle Beaker, German, 1679; these were popular drinking vessels from the 16th until late 18th century in the Holy Roman Empire; the enameled glass was decorated with a double-headed eagle, usually in the shape of a quaternion

Imperial Eagle Beaker, German, 1679; these were popular drinking vessels from the 16th until late 18th century in the Holy Roman Empire; the enameled glass was decorated with a double-headed eagle, usually in the shape of a quaternion

Goblet, Polish, 1773; in addition to the Chrysler, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and Corning (NY) Museum of Glass (world's largest collection) are standouts

Goblet, Polish, 1773; in addition to the Chrysler, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and Corning (NY) Museum of Glass (world's largest collection) are standouts

Decanter with Stopper, Cork Glass Co., ca. 1783-1818; the vesica and diamond pattern on this decanter is one of the signature patterns for Cork Glass Co; the company was founded to benefit from free trade agreements with Britain

Decanter with Stopper, Cork Glass Co., ca. 1783-1818; the vesica and diamond pattern on this decanter is one of the signature patterns for Cork Glass Co; the company was founded to benefit from free trade agreements with Britain

Wine Bottle, Dutch, ca. 1720-1750; the finest - and arguably most detailed - examples of glass art are the Glass Sea Creatures (scientifically accurate models) crafted by Bohemian lampworkers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka from 1863 to 1936

Wine Bottle, Dutch, ca. 1720-1750; the finest - and arguably most detailed - examples of glass art are the Glass Sea Creatures (scientifically accurate models) crafted by Bohemian lampworkers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka from 1863 to 1936

Double-Bowled Goblet, Catalonian, ca. 1600-1700;  Harvard's Museum of Natural History exhibits many of the Blaschkas' glass creations, with its Museum of Comparative Zoology holding 430 items in the Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Collection (60 on display)

Double-Bowled Goblet, Catalonian, ca. 1600-1700; Harvard's Museum of Natural History exhibits many of the Blaschkas' glass creations, with its Museum of Comparative Zoology holding 430 items in the Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Collection (60 on display)

Ice-Glass Bucket, Flemish, ca. 1600-1700; with a collection of 700 models bought in 1888, the Corning Museum of Glass boasts the largest known collection of Blaschka sea creatures

Ice-Glass Bucket, Flemish, ca. 1600-1700; with a collection of 700 models bought in 1888, the Corning Museum of Glass boasts the largest known collection of Blaschka sea creatures

Vase, Chinese, ca. 1700-1800; over the course of their lives Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka crafted 10000  glass marine invertebrate models (truly amazing!) plus the 4,400 botanical ones that are Glass Flowers

Vase, Chinese, ca. 1700-1800; over the course of their lives Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka crafted 10000+ glass marine invertebrate models (truly amazing!) plus the 4,400 botanical ones that are Glass Flowers

Covered Pokal (Goblet), German, ca. 1740; this goblet was made when Frederick the Great became King of Prussia and celebrates his ascension to the throne

Covered Pokal (Goblet), German, ca. 1740; this goblet was made when Frederick the Great became King of Prussia and celebrates his ascension to the throne

Beaker, Bohemian, ca. 1730; a temporary exhibit ran from August 12-December 12, 2020 with exquisitely crafted plant replicas using flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffman

Beaker, Bohemian, ca. 1730; a temporary exhibit ran from August 12-December 12, 2020 with exquisitely crafted plant replicas using flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffman

Covered Goblet, Germany, Bohemia or Austria, late 19th century; this commissioned piece was given to Daniel Brubacher, a wine importer in NYC who emigrated from Germany; a German dedication to him is painted in gold

Covered Goblet, Germany, Bohemia or Austria, late 19th century; this commissioned piece was given to Daniel Brubacher, a wine importer in NYC who emigrated from Germany; a German dedication to him is painted in gold

Trick Vessel, German or Dutch, ca. 1600-1700; the Chrysler boasts a 7,000 square foot studio complete with a hot shop, flameworking station, 9 annealing ovens, a cold-working area, and a furnace capable of melting 560 pounds of glass

Trick Vessel, German or Dutch, ca. 1600-1700; the Chrysler boasts a 7,000 square foot studio complete with a hot shop, flameworking station, 9 annealing ovens, a cold-working area, and a furnace capable of melting 560 pounds of glass

Dropper Flask, Roman Empire, ca. 50; by the end of the 1st century AD large scale manufacturing resulted in the establishment of glass as a commonly available material in the Roman world

Dropper Flask, Roman Empire, ca. 50; by the end of the 1st century AD large scale manufacturing resulted in the establishment of glass as a commonly available material in the Roman world

Jar, Roman Empire, ca. 300-500; growth in the industry continued into the 3rd century AD, when sites around what is today Cologne, Germany appear to have experienced significant expansion

Jar, Roman Empire, ca. 300-500; growth in the industry continued into the 3rd century AD, when sites around what is today Cologne, Germany appear to have experienced significant expansion

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