I Bet You Thought I Forgot! Part II: In Which We Look at Some Actual Glass

Whew.  I don’t know about you, Sigyn, but I’m glad to be out of the room with the cockatoo pitcher and the fish pitcher!  Not to mention those dwarves and that egg!  Let’s look at something else, shall we?

And this is… something else.  Not quite sure what, but it is definitely something.

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Augh!  More mutated majolica!  With an unsettling sanded texture.  WHY?  

And here’s another.  Bon bon dish?  Trinket basket.  Floral toe-shoe?

sanded basket

Oh, well.  Sigyn likes the forget-me-nots, which is what matters.

At last!  We have moved out of the majolica exhibit and into the part of the gallery that houses actual glass.

Sigyn is always fascinated by cameo glass.  We usually run into a piece or two here.  This one is very, very detailed.  How did the artist get two layers of glass to look like people, plants birds, fruit, and fabric?

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I’ve offered to magic this beauty out of here and take it home with us as a birthday present, but Sigyn says needs to live here so it can make other people happy too.

We always finish up a glass trip with a look at the paperweight collection.  I think there must be hundreds of them, and they put them out on a rotation or something.  Sigyn likes the flowery ones best.

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Such delicate work.  Simple.  Understated.  Classic.

This, on the other hand…

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It’s an…urchin.  With bird.  And a feather.  And flowers.  Sorry, my love, but I do not see the point.  It’s your day, though, so look all you like—I’ll walk around and see what else is on offer that doesn’t make me want to gouge my eyeballs out…

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