Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Formed or shaped with a hand-held blowpipe: handblown goblets.

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  • adj. Blown by hand, without the use of machinery

Etymologies

hand +‎ blown (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Over the various and delicious items Mr. Todd had prepared, conversation turned to whether one can make souffl é s for dinner anymore — "I always think I'm killing everyone," Ms. Gregory said — then to the handblown glasses Mr. Todd had brought back from Belgium, then to how social life was different in London than it is in New York.

    Seeking Inside Scoop On City Entertaining

  • As you walk through the casino's main, earth-tone-colored entrance, you're confronted with a spiral-shaped chandelier made of 193 handblown glass bulbs engraved with the names countries represented by the populace of Queens.

    City's First Casino Gambles With Design

  • With Charlotte Legge and Kate Braine's royal connections Ms. Legge is the daughter of the Earl of Dartmouth and Raine Spencer, Princess Diana's stepmother; Ms. Braine is a well-known sculptress and London social figure, it wasn't long before their oversized rings made of handblown Venetian glass became a must-have in smart circles.

    Adding Jewels to Their Crowns

  • The handblown glass Wine Soirée decanter is one of the best aerators for decanting wine on the go.

    Mary Orlin: 12 Wine-Inspired Holiday Gifts

  • The handblown glass Wine Soirée decanter is one of the best aerators for decanting wine on the go.

    Mary Orlin: 12 Wine-Inspired Holiday Gifts

  • Based on a concept developed for NASA, this microworld is made from handblown glass, plus a bit of earth, air, and seawater. $60 to $150, depending on size

    Avital Binshtock: Gifts That Keep on Living

  • Same Sky, the trade-not-aid initiative that I founded in 2008 employs women artisans in Zambia and Rwanda and trains them to crochet beautiful jewelry made with handblown glass beads.

    Francine LeFrak: Can We Change the World by the Way We Shop?

  • They did a 10-month remodeling that included making a television room out of a screened porch while preserving original details like the pecky cypress ceilings in the living room and library, the handblown stained-glass panes in the powder-room door and the Cuban tile floors in the dining room.

    A Modest Home For Palm Beach

  • Maria: For an intimate dinner party we use these fancy handblown glasses we've had forever; they're from the South of France, from Biot.

    Food + Maria Cornejo

  • 'Dome Terrerium' in handblown glass, Paula Hayes (2007)

    Eight Contemporary Artists at the Pop My Cherry Show in Geneva

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