All About Glass

All About Glass

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Serie gesandt am 24 October 1896.
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132116 N.d., ca. 1896-1903] 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. R-641 Title from wrapper. Lists of models and prices, dated January 1894-Oct. 23, 1906. Some include the initials L.B. or R.B. Lists are not in chronological order. Digitized by Boston

Miethzins Buch Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132112 1864-1877. 1 v. (unpaged); 17 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Jan. 21, 1864-Mar. 5, 1877. Handwritten in ink. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. This title is in the Blaschka archive. This item is on R-838, item 9. Microform

[Decorated beer steins, most with tin fittings].
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Wilhelm Steigerwald (Firm), Regenhütte, Germany. 132343 Regenhütte: Wilhelm Steigerwald, [ca. 1890] 21 double p. (i.e., 40 p.): ill.; 27 cm. Steigerwald, Wilhelm, (Firm) Trade catalog. 21 numbered pages with facing price page of same number. Ware numbers 501-784. The company's name which was

Martin Frobenius Ledermüllers, Hochfürstlich- Brandenburg-Culmbachischen Justitz-Raths... Nachleese seiner Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung, I. Sammlung / bestehend in zehen fein illuminirten Kupfertafeln, sammt deren Erklärung: und einer getreuen Anweisung, wie man alle Arten Mikroskope, geschickt, leicht und nüzlich gebrauchen solle. Verlegt und in Kupfer gebracht, von Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt...
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Ledermüller, Martin Frobenius, 1719-1769. Winterschmidt, Adam Wolfgang, 1733-1796. Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidts, Beobachtung einer Stuben-Müke mit sehr viel kleinen Insekten. 130836 Nachleese seiner Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung, I. Sammlung Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen

[Blaschka notebook beginning with] Gattung Calliactis, Verrill.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 132098 1884-1886. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 23 Notebook lacks front cover and p. 1-2. Back cover is marbled green. Handwritten in ink and pencil. Contains notes from books and articles on sea creatures, model sales

Miethzins-Quittungen Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132114 1877-1886. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Mar. 8, 1877-July 1, 1886. Handwritten in ink. Cover bears a red paper label "Leopold Blaschka, Glasmodelleur, Dresden". Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.

Lalique lights and decorations / designed by Réné Lalique.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 132556 Lalique lighting Lalique lights London: Breves Lalique Galleries, [ca. 1930s] (London & Banbury: Henry Stone & Son, Ltd.) 20 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries "Light catalogue index" (with

East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Beginning in the 13th century, the philosophies, scientific discoveries, and artistic achievements of East Asia gradually became known in Europe. The Chinese began large-scale international trade during the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), exchanging goods with Western merchant travelers. 1 The

Depictions of Glassmaking in Diderot’s Encyclopédie
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Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert published their much acclaimed Encyclopédie in Paris from 1751 to 1765. To illustrate their entries, they commissioned several hundred engraved images depicting artistic crafts and common trades in preindustrial France. Since pictorial representations of

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis
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Richard Marquis, a self-described glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. As an artist, he is admired for his understanding of color and form as well as for his humor

Blaschkas’ Glass Botanical Models (1886–1936)
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Tropical and temperate plants continuously bloom in their Victorian cherry wood vitrines as visitors to the Harvard Museum of Natural History marvel at their favorite flowers and the most noxious weeds. These nearly 4,300 botanical models represent roughly 840 species and 170 plant families in an

Historical Perspectives: Katharine Lamb Tait, 1895–1981
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Katharine Lamb Tait was born on June 3, 1895 in Alpine, New Jersey. Katharine’s father who was architect and designer, Charles Rollinson Lamb, was also president of Lamb Studios and the Stained Glass Association of America. 7 Her mother, Ella Condie Lamb was an artist. 1 In 1912, Tait graduated

Early Islamic Gold Sandwich Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass
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This article reviews the current state of our knowledge of early Islamic gold sandwich glass and publishes five examples in the Museum's collection. In 1964, the Corning Museum acquired a gold sandwich glass cup [64.1.32] (Fig. 1) that was identified as “2nd–4th century A.D., Parthian or

A Fragment of a Dichroic Cage Cup in The British Museum
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Among the glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum is a fragment of a late Roman dichroic cage cup. Although the fragment has been mentioned on several occasions, 1 it has never been described in detail. The find-place is unknown. Description The fragment (Fig. 1

“Carder” Design Reassigned
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In 1959, The Corning Museum of Glass received a large group of objects as a gift from Frederick Carder, the retired director of the Steuben Glass Works. Most of these had been made at Steuben in Corning, New York, but some were English. Most of the English pieces came from Stevens & Williams of

A Fragment of Roman Glass Decorated with Enamel
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In 1975, The Corning Museum of Glass acquired a fragment with enameled ornament that was attributed to the late Hellenistic or early Roman period. 1 It was purchased in the marketplace, and the Museum has no record of its history. The purpose of this note is to suggest that it may have been

An Unusual Fragment of Cameo Glass
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The subject of this note is a fragment of cameo glass [59.1.509] (Figs. 1 and 2), now in The Corning Museum of Glass, that was formerly in the collection of Ray Winfield Smith. 1 It was shown in the 1957 exhibition Glass from the Ancient World as part of a group of early Islamic cameo glass,

Artist-in-Residence: Marta Ramírez
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Marta Ramírez is a glass artist and industrial designer who teaches at the Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work is clearly inspired by water, a...

2012 Rakow Commission: Steffen Dam
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The 2012 Rakow Commission honors the Danish artist Steffen Dam, a consummate glass craftsman, who will give an illustrated talk on his work. Although inspire...

2300°: Americana (November 15, 2012)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. T...

Nine ways to use a pitcher [electronic resource].
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Ransmeier, Leon. 132918 9 ways to use a pitcher 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawings include both design images and photographs showcasing variations of handle placement with cardboard models. Ransmeier maintains that the handles are the fundamental communication of the human hand with the object

[Design drawing used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Perry, Mike, 1981- Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132917 Color blob vessel 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features four numbered varieties of prototypes including infinity symbol, optical illusion shapes, and two different of color "bloooobs" in 3-D. Mike Perry collaborated with

Egg project for GlassLab [electronic resource].
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Miller, Abbott. Rochelle, Chris. 132914 Egg project for Glass Lab 2012. 1 computer file. Document features images of interim states of cooking eggs with instructions for translating images into glass objects. Abbott Miller collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle July 28-29, 2012 during his time at

Nested bubbles [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132692 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept, "inspired by ships in the bottle", with two images of "housing bubble" and descriptive text; one housing bubble has a red Monopoly house inside

Tripod connector [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132689 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept for tripod connectors that could potentially be used to hold cardboard tubes; Alesina is interested in the juxtaposition of different materials. Photograph of

[Five design drawings used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Allen, Harry. Hacker, Chris. Kennard, George. Rochelle, Chris. Meek, Eric. 132688 2012. 1 computer file. Five design drawings for ten pieces of glassware in differing colors and designs. Allen and Hacker used these drawings to form basis for design plan at GlassLab. They layered bands of glass to

Repurposed molds [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132691 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept for "repurposing solid wooden objects as molds for glass blowing". Text details that "glassblower would blow hollow vase into this mold. Only bottom

[Design concepts for glass buoy prototype] [electronic resource].
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Buchanan-Smith, Peter Gordon. Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132693 2012. 1 computer file. Design concepts for eyeball buoy with variations and flag. Buchanan-Smith collaborated with gaffers Chris Rochelle, Eric Meek, Annette Sheppard, Jason Minami, and Adam Holtzinger July 21-22, 2012 during his

[Design concepts for toothbrush holder cup] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131540 2012. 1 computer file. Three images used to make prototype of toothbrush holder cup. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at The Corning Museum of Glass. The glass object that resulted from this image is

Studio Demonstration: Lino Tagliapietra (Demo Two)
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Many American studio glass artists turned to the traditional glassworking centers of Venice, central Europe, and Scandinavia for inspiration and knowledge. L...

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