Vintage Mid-Century Modern Large Amethyst Simplicity Swung Vase by L.E. Smith


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Simplicity a/k/a Smoothie, Swung Vase


Blown Glass


Amethyst a/k/a Purple

DATE: Circa



Amethyst, a meditative and calming stone that works in emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Well, while this may not be a stone…this fantastic large Amethyst swung vase has a few powers of its own!! This gorgeous smooth blown glass swung vase is from the Simplicity line by L.E. Smith and bares a wide deep purple or amethyst base and lightens in color and narrows as it extends upward into its long vertical opening. It has a nickname “Smoothie” due to its elegant, smooth lines and sleek exterior. It would be a gorgeous addition to a meditation or yoga room or any room that needs a splash of purple pleasure or a little mid-century modern style. Adorn it with flowers or fronds if you desire but its stunning on its own or surrounded with other like vases, sculptures, or artwork. It’s very versatile and aesthetically pleasing whatever style your home.

Though the L.E. Smith Glass Company was founded by “Lew” Smith in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, in 1907, the company is better known for the glassware it produced from 1910 to 1921 at its factory in nearby Mount Pleasant. There, L.E. Smith manufactured mustard jars (along with the mustard that filled them), fruit jars, jelly jars, and headlights for Henry Ford’s Model T, among many other products. By 1920, Smith, whose namesake founder had left the company in 1911, had purchased a new factory in Greensburg. There, they became well known for small novelty glass items. Other mainstays of the Smith catalog during these years were lamps both oil and electric. In the 1950s-1960s, the business developed into decorative glassware. In the 1960s they experimented with iridescent ware and in January 1971 they went into production with Contemporary Carnival Glass with their first two items in Contemporary Carnival – John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln collector’s plates.  In the 60’s Moon and Star pieces started to show up in the Smith catalogs in various colors and designs.) In January 2005, William A. Kelman, a Pittsburg businessman, bought the assets of Smith Glass including equipment, inventory, machinery and receivables. He formed a new company, Port Augustus Glass Co. LLC, which was named after a town in his native Scotland.

Do yourself a favor and make this large, lovely swung vase yours!

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Gorgeous vintage mid-century modern large amethyst Simplicity swung floor vase by L.E. Smith. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. No chips, cracks, or chiggers we have seen. There is a very small scratch or popped bubble that can be felt on side. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1960-1970’s.


  • Height – 25 Inches
  • Diameter – 6.5 Inches
  • Weight – 3.7 Pounds


Boxed Size:

  • Height – 31 Inches
  • Width – 13 Inches
  • Depth – 13 Inches
  • Weight – 9 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule