Chrome and Lucite Mid-Century candleholder by Dorothy Thorpe.
This elegant piece was created by Dorothy Thorpe in the early 1950s.
Measurements: D 21 x W 16 x H 20 cm.
Born in Salt Lake City in 1901, Dorothy Thorpe was a Mid-Century American artist who designed beautiful glassware and ceramic pieces out of her Los Angeles studio. Like many of her Mid-Century contemporaries, such as Georges Briard and Fred Press, she was a designer, not a manufacturer, of glassware. She purchased simple blank glassware, mostly crystal, from U.S. and European manufacturers and decorated them with her personal designs. In 1945, Thorpe wrote to a collector that many of her floral motifs, which included eucalyptus, irises, roses and narcissus flowers, were inspired by flora and fauna that surrounded her on trips she took to Hawaii. She created these breath taking designs by using a sandblasting technique.