Mouth-Blown Glass Pineapple Statue
This Glass Pineapple Statue exudes warmth and hospitality, it looks so real you could almost taste its fresh sweetness. This expertly handmade beauty with its mouth-blown green crown and rich amber cone make a stunning addition to your collectibles glass fruits. A lovely decoration and conversation piece, this freeform Pineapple Glass Statue will grace your home. The Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible fruit and is the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae. The pineapple is indigenous to South America, where it has been cultivated for many centuries. The introduction of the pineapple to Europe in the 17th century made it a significant cultural icon of luxury. Since the 1820s, Pineapple has been commercially grown in greenhouses and many tropical plantations. Further, it is the 3rd most important tropical fruit in world production. In the 20th century, Hawaii was a dominant producer of pineapples, especially for the US. However by 2016, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines accounted for nearly 1/3 of the world’s production of pineapples.
Pineapples grow as a small shrub, the individual flowers of the unpollinated plant fuse to form a multiple fruit. The plant is normally propagated from the offset produced at the top of the fruit, or from a side shoot, and typically mature within a year. The first reference in English to the pineapple fruit was the 1568 translation from the French of André Thevet‘s The New Found World, or Antarctike where he refers to a Hoyriri, a fruit cultivated and eaten by the Tupinambá people, living near modern Rio de Janeiro, and now believed to be a pineapple. Later in the same English translation, he describes the same fruit as a “Nana made in the manner of a Pine apple“, where he used another Tupi word nanas, meaning “excellent fruit“. This usage was adopted by many European languages and led to the plant’s scientific binomial Ananas Comosus, where comosus “tufted“, refers to the stem of the plant. Purchas, writing in English in 1613, referred to the fruit as Ananas, but the Oxford English Dictionary‘s first record of the word Pineapple itself by an English writer by Mandeville in 1714. Mouth-Blown Glass Pineapple Statue measures: 11.2 inches / 28.5 cm x 8 inches / 20 cm x 7.2 inches / 18 cm.
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