Amberina Vase, 1883-1890

Summary

Art Glass is ornamental and decorative glass dating from the mid-to-late 19th century through the early 20th century. Makers of Art Glass employed newly-developed technologies for producing vibrant colors and surface textures. This is most famously seen in the iridescent surfaces of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, although Art Glass took many shapes and forms.

Art Glass is ornamental and decorative glass dating from the mid-to-late 19th century through the early 20th century. Makers of Art Glass employed newly-developed technologies for producing vibrant colors and surface textures. This is most famously seen in the iridescent surfaces of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, although Art Glass took many shapes and forms.

Artifact

Vase

Date Made

1883-1890

Creators

New England Glass Company 

Mount Washington Glass Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, East Cambridge 

United States, Massachusetts, New Bedford 

Creator Notes

Made by either New England Glass Company in East Cambridge, Massachusetts or Mount Washington Glass Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

00.4.4938

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Mold-blown glass
Amberina glass

Color

Red
Yellow
Orange (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Diameter: 4 in

Weight: 1.2625 lb

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