Tektite Meteorite Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet
Title: 
Tektite Meteorite Goblet
Accession Number: 
2010.4.21
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.8 cm, W: 11.5 cm, D: 10.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1992
Primary Description: 
Translucent white and opaque purple, blue, white, and black glass swirled together; blown, hot-worked, and iridized. Large goblet with iridized white cup that looks like it has been formed and held by swirling natural lava glass formations.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Simpson, Josh (American, b. 1949), Source
2006-10-10
Material: 
Inscription: 
Simpson
signature
Engraved On side of bowl of goblet in script
Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2017-04-08 through 2018-02-17
From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by worldfamous artists such as Salvador Dali and Georgia O’Keeffe. These are some of the rarely seen wonders in Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. Artists, researchers, authors, and glass enthusiasts of all kinds use the Rakow Library’s holdings to learn more about glass, which often leads to voyages of discovery in unexpected directions. Come discover how the rare collections and curiosities in the Rakow Library have inspired others and how they can inspire you.
25 Years of New Glass Review (2005) illustrated, p. 51; BIB# 90624
New Glass Review, 14 (1993) illustrated, p. 27;