The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2012
Notable Acquisitions 2012 is the fourth in a Corning Museum of Glass publication series that celebrates the 50 most important acquisitions made during the course of the year, both for the glass collection and for the Rakow Research Library. The works entered the collection either by purchase or by gift. The objects are presented in chronological order, accompanied by a brief commentary on their significance and, in most instances, related bibliography.
Some of the highlights of the year include a portrait inlay of Akhenaten (Egypt, about 1353–1336 B.C.); a beautifully designed inlaid bowl with Nilotic scene (Roman Empire, fourth to fifth centuries); a claret jug and stopper, possibly made by Thomas Webb and Sons, engraved by William Fritsche (about 1880–1900); various drawings relating to Louis Comfort Tiffany, two of which are by Leslie H. Nash; a six-panel Fresnel lighthouse lens (fourth order) manufactured by Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, about 1912; and works by Richard Marquis, Harvey Littleton, Ann Gardner, and Ivan Mareš.