"Alexandrite" Vase

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Object Name: 
"Alexandrite" Vase
Accession Number: 
73.3.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, Diam: 12.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1929
Web Description: 
This vase was colored with neodymium oxide, a rare earth element, which gives it its unusual coloration. In natural light, the vase appears to be teal blue in color, while in artificial light, it is a vivid pink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Brennan, Esther, Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Vase. Transparent amethyst, dichroic glass; mold-blown. Twelve-point notched upper rim, with points which continue down semi- spherical body to form twelve curvilinear undulating panels terminating at base; ground and polished base and pontil; marked on base with acid stamp (in script): "Alexandrit/Moser/ Karlsbad".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-05-19 through 2005-10-30