PILGRIM CRANBERRY GLASS Tall Delphi Vase
This offering is for a large beautiful piece of vintage hand blown cranberry glass by PILGRIM GLASS. The classic shaped DELPHI VASE stands approximately 13 ½” tall and is 4" wide at the mouth and 6" wide at the largest point. The vase has the optic swirl pattern.
It is not often you find these large pieces from Pilgrim Glass. The vase is in great condition and has no chips, cracks or repairs. It is a gorgeous piece of cranberry glass--perfect for a fresh bouquet of flowers.
History of Pilgrim Cranberry Glass: Pilgrim Glass Corporation was founded in 1956 by Alfred Knobler in Ceredo, West Virginia. During its early production years, Pilgrim primarily made crackle glass and art glass, similar to Blenko. However, in 1968, Pilgrim made its mark in the glass industry when it introduced some of the most beautiful colored glass in the world, Pilgrim Cranberry Glass.
Few companies could produce the hand blown cranberry glass successfully for several reasons. The glass was blown by mouth and shaped by hand so could not be made in large quantities. Secondly, it was often difficult to achieve the rich cranberry color as glassblowers added gold chloride to the molten glass during manufacturing—a very temperamental process. Additionally, the complicated process required multiple glass workers to produce one piece.
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