Megaplanet

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Title: 
Megaplanet
Accession Number: 
2006.4.154
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 31.2 cm, Diam (max): 33.5 cm, Weight: 107.25 lb
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2006
Primary Description: 
Colorless and multi-colored opaque glass; multiple layers, hot-worked; flameworked, fused murrine, dichroic glass, blown elements; applied cane drawing, decoration, and gold and silver foils; engraved.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Simpson, Josh ((American, b. 1949)), Source
2006-10-10
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Josiah Simpson / 2006 / Corning Museum
signature
Engraved On underside of planet in script
Escort Guide to the Galleries (2013)illustrated, p, 41; BIB# 134015
Escort Guide to the Galleries [V4/2013] (2013)illustrated, p. 41; BIB# 134856
Corning Museum of Glass 60 Years (2011)illustrated, p. 13, top left; BIB# 138760
Josh Simpson's glass creations provide dimensions of imagination (2009-02-01)illustrated
New Glass Review, 28 (2007)illustrated, p. 121;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007)illustrated, pp. 4, 33, bottom;
Evolution of a Species (2006-11-23)illustrated, p. C1;
World's largest glass paperweight unveiled in Corning (2006-11-17)illustrated
Paperweight weighs in at 107 pounds (2006-11-17)illustrated, p. C1;
Simpson's 'Megaplanet' lands in Corning (2006-11-17)illustrated, pp. 1A, 5A;
Worlds Within: Creating an Exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass (2006-11)illustrated, p. 7;
Artist pulls his weight at American Craft Expo (2006-08-25)illustrated
Artist Takes Aim at Giant Paperweight (2006-02-11)illustrated, section A, pp. 1, 4;
Huge orb poses new challenge (2006-02-11)illustrated, pp. 1, 5;
It's Not a Small World After All (2006-01-01)illustrated
Global Perspectives (2005-09-06)illustrated, pp. 1ff;