Large fishbowl

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Object Name: 
Large fishbowl
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.4.110
Dimensions: 
H: 40.2 cm, D: 27.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank Innes
Primary Description: 
Colorless low lead glass; blown. Spherical bowl with circular opening at top having a folded top rim; applied hollow funnel foot with folded rim; rough pontil mark at base of bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Innes, Frank, Source
1984-10-02
Color: 
Technique: 
Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-04-23 through 2017-03-19
Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope tells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 176; BIB# 22375