"Alexandrite" Vase

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Object Name: 
"Alexandrite" Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 48.1 cm; Base Diam: 19.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1928-1930
Web Description: 
This vase is colored with neodymium oxide. Neodymium, a rare-earth element also used in magnets, is added to glass to give it unusual color properties.
H. M. Luther Antiques, Source
acid-stamp On bottom in center.
Primary Description: 
"Alexandrite" Vase. Transparent dichroic pink/blue neodymium glass; mold-blown, cut. Very large cylindrical shaped vase that narrows from rim, widens to mid-body, narrows again and then widens to base. The entire body is cut in a vertical pattern of undulating oval shapes.
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 49; BIB# AI92696
Notes: Corning Museum Makes Major Additions to Glass Collection (2007) illustrated, pp. 273-274, fig. 11;