||Kaleidoscope Lantern Item 1897|
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Opaque and transparent colors are applied to a gather of clear then fused in the furnace.
The colors are twisted around the circumference to produce the variety of images one would see in a kaleidoscope.
Filled with water and illuminated by submersible color shifting diodes, the changing colors project outside the vase onto its surroundings.
The lantern is a great banquet table centerpiece or room gift.
Place a lantern in the center of each table, turn on the LED and a pulsing light pattern is projected onto the table.
Subdue the lights in the banquet hall prior to people filing in for the full effect.
One seat at each table can have a ticket or card announcing that individual as the winner of the art glass centerpiece to take home.
The kaleidoscope was invented by Sir David Brewster in 1814 while conducting experiments in polarization using circles of mirrors with loose beads and bits of glass.
Looking in one end, light enters the other creating random images of color in changing geometric patterns.
"Kaleidoscope" derives from the Ancient Greek words for beauty, form, and examination, hence "observer of beautiful forms."