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Blue Vase

Blue Vase

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Description (Brief)
Blown vase with high rounded shoulders tapering in a cone to a moderate sized base. The neck is moderate in both diameter and length and slightly flares outward. Glass is encased with white opaque inside and turquoise on the exterior. Blown into a pattern mold to create a diamond ribbed pattern. Neck was gently twisted creating a different optical pattern. The outer blue layer thins to the bottom resulting in shading to a pale blue. The surface is etched with hydrofluoric acid, called "Satin Glass" finish.
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Object Name
Vase, Large
date made
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
blue, light (overall color)
monochrome, white (internal surface decoration color name)
glass, ?, translucent (overall material)
cased (joint piece production method/technique)
overall: 13 in x 7 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Phoenix Glass Co., through Dr. David T. Day, U.S. Geol Survey
Art Glass
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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