November 15, 2011
EDITor's Piece of the Day 15.11.2011 - Voorhees Electroformed Standup Bubbler
For the next few weeks we’ll be running an EDITor’s piece of the day. We’ll be selecting a special piece of American Glass and featuring it as our piece of the day to bring you all closer to the intricacy of these pieces.
So we’ll start with a special piece for the premium glass collectors. Today’s EDITor’s selection is the Voorhees Electroformed Standup Bubbler. This iconic bubbler contains a large gold chamber that forms as a base. It is surrounded by borosilicate coloured glass horns and centred with a glass bowl. These are covered in electroformed copper which provides an elegant finish to the decor.
The top of this bubbler is composed of a disc-like mouthpiece and a tremendously detailed glass face which is also decorated with electroformed copper. There is a stunning contrast between the coloured borosilicate glass and copper moulds. This odd combination is made to work with great results and a testament to the artistic talents of Voorhees. These handmade pieces come complete with an individual Voorhees signature at the base.
What a beauty to kick off our American Glass display!!