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Object of Desire: La Soufflerie Tete Vases

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Object of Desire: La Soufflerie Tete Vases

October 23, 2017

My sister-in-law belongs to the Players Club, an actors club founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth (the prominent  19th century Shakespearean actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth). When she invited me over to the Gramercy Park townhouse, designed by Stanford White, I didn’t expect I’d be looking Booth in the face, but there he was on the top floor, his death mask cast in plaster.

Later, when I came across La Soufflerie’s eccentric tete vases, I remembered the mask, and oddly enough, they suddenly seemed more appealing. I like the idea of them, a collection of death masks huddled on the mantle—Halloween style. Here’s a look at the ghostly glass offerings:

the tete head vase is a &#8\2\20;naïve 360 degree boy&#8\2\17;s head&a 9
Above: The Tete Head Vase is a “naïve 360-degree boy’s head” made of handblown glass; €35 ($42 USD) at Voo Berlin. It’s also available at La Soufflerie.
the youngman oldman vase has a young man&#8\2\17;s face on one side and an 10
Above: The Youngman Oldman Vase has a young man’s face on one side and an older man’s face on the other; €49 ($58 USD) at Voo Berlin. It’s also available at La Soufflerie.
the tete drinking glass has a circular lip for drinking; €35 (\$4\2 usd) at  11
Above: The Tete Drinking Glass has a circular lip for drinking; €35 ($42 USD) at Voo Berlin. It’s also available at La Soufflerie.
above; the deesse head vase is a 360 degree girl&#8\2\17;s head made of ha 12
Above; The Deesse Head Vase is a 360-degree girl’s head made of handblown glass; €49 ($58 USD) at Voo Berlin. It’s also available at La Soufflerie.
the djamel head vase is €49 (\$58 usd) at voo berlin. it&#8\2\17;s also a 13
Above: The Djamel Head Vase is €49 ($58 USD) at Voo Berlin. It’s also available at La Soufflerie.
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