What Does Jack in the Pulpit Mean?


October 23, 2021 1 Comment

What Does Jack in the Pulpit Mean?

Find our entire collection of Lundberg Art Glass. Video Transcription: Hi, good morning. This is Jennifer here with City Farmhouse Antiques and I just wanted to share a few new pieces with you. I am taking these beautiful photos of this Lundberg Art Glass Studios collection and wanted to show you a few of my favorite pieces. When you hear Jack in the Pulpit this is what it means. Here you can see how gorgeous this piece is. There is actually a Jack in the Pulpit flower. These are made to look like the Jack in the Pulpit flower because they have a hole in the middle and the flower is upright with a long stem and flared hooded bloom making them absolutely striking. I just love them. These are one of my favorites just because of the design and the form. Of course you have to remember these are all hand blown when made. You start with a little blob of molten glass on the end of a punt stick and you have to keep it hot enough to form it. You have to form all these curves and the neck and base of this. Depending upon what metals are used you have the different illumination and iridescence of colors like the hot pink that is here, the amethyst purple, the golds, the greens and aqua. Just beautiful. Every angle you turn this piece you see a new kaleidoscope of beautiful colors making them stunning. You can even see the crimping and creasing in the piece that adds even more flare. As you come down to the bottom you will see where this piece came off the punt stick. As you look at the bottom and how the piece was removed from the punt stick it can sometimes give you a clue as to who the maker is. The finer pieces will typically have a polished pontil like this one. Some pieces of glass will just have where it was just cut off the molten rod and just look rough and not smoothed out what we call a rough pontil. This piece has a somewhat polished pontil. Here you can see the signature for Lundberg studios and this piece is dated 1995 and numbered. Again, these are named after the flower. Here is another piece. Lundberg studios, like I mentioned earlier, make some of their pieces to look like older makers like Tiffany and some are made to look more modern. This is another color in the same style. You can see the brilliant golds and fuchsia hot pink. Look at the base. I mean these are just beautiful. You can see the different colors around the edges. This is why people become addicted to art glass. You can collect it and just leave it out for home decor or pieces of interest or collect pieces to display in a cabinet. As long as you keep the children and the dog tails away. So that is what Jack in the Pulpit means. Here you can see the pontil on the bottom of this one. Typically you want to pick your pieces up when you move them to avoid scratching the bottoms. I'm not too concerned because I know this piece is on a smooth surface.  Be sure and check out all our pieces of art glass. This collection is beautiful as you can see the first few pieces we are getting up on the website at www.cityfarmhouseantiques.com where we always have more than antiques. Look how the light catches that spot you can see even more colors. Go give us a like on Facebook. If you collect art glass tell us what you collect. Jack in the Pulpit pieces are made by many makers such as Fenton, Murano Glass. A lot of different glass blowers make these pieces. Keep checking back with us and message us if you have any questions. Have a great day!



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Wendy DeCou
Wendy DeCou

October 26, 2021

Where are you located? I have some lovely pieces collected over the years from estate sales in NJ and PA. My prices are quite a bit under yours . Might you be interested in adding to your inventory? Gorgeous collection.

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