Chinese Pavilion

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Object Name: 
Chinese Pavilion
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Overall H: 28.5 cm, W: 28.8 cm, D: 26.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with gold, rubies, seed pearls, emeralds, diamonds, jade; cast, cut, polished, engraved, assembled with metalwork, jade and jewels. Six-sided complex pagoda structure of glass mounted in gold; roof and two tiered tower of cut glass with scalloped edges and upturned points supported by gold columns from which dangle lily-shaped bells with seed pearl clappers, top level topped by brilliant cut diamond trimmed finial; below second tier is a six-sided terrace surrounded by open work railing set with forty-two step cut emeralds, solid roof with cornice of open fret work with twelve cabochon rubies; walls of pavilion are six panels of glass engraved with Chinoiserie court scenes, assembled by gold bamboo-shaped columns; walls rest on six-sided green jade and gold base supported by six gold winged dragons (chimeras) with six-sided bases; inscribed "Steuben".
Houghton, Arthur A. Jr., Former Collection
Steuben 100th Anniversary Exhibition
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2003-09-01 through 2003-12-25
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 24, #37; BIB# 35681
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) illustrated, pp. 5, 12-13;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 114, #35; BIB# AI20606