All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Hilton Innerland (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist Eric Hilton describes the techniques used to create Innerland. This piece is a multi-part sculpture that expresses Hilton's concept of the unity of life and of the "inner being, or inner land, which is shared by all people everywhere." The complex design and

Uncut Crown of Glass (Museum App)
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Listen as curator Jane Shadel Spillman describes an uncut crown of glass. Window glass was one of the most needed products in the new United States, but it was expensive to import. Some window glass factories were started in New Jersey, New York, and New England in the early 19th century. There

Glass Harmonica Technique (Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes how this glass harmonica was made. Benjamin Franklin invented this strange musical instrument. It was popular in the late 18th century. Sounds were made by running moistened fingers along the rims of the glasses. Some people were afraid that this

European Glass (Family App)
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The European glass cases in the Museum tell the story of glass from the Renaissance in the 15th century to 1900. The Venetians were the master glassworkers of the Renaissance. Later, different parts of Europe produced their own distinctive styles. 

Bird-shaped Vessel (Technique- Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the techniques used to make this bird-shaped vessel. This was an ancient Roman form of packaging. It was filled with perfume, then the tail was sealed by heating it in a flame. To extract the perfume, the user broke off the tip of the tail.

Marioni Chartreuse Pair- Family
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This particular type of pitcher is modeled after an ancient civilization in Italy called the Etruscans. It's called a becco di oca, which means "goose beak" in Italian.

Bird-shaped Vessel (Family App)
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This was an ancient Roman form of packaging. It was filled with perfume, then the tail was sealed by heating it in a flame. To extract the perfume, the user broke off the tip of the tail. 

Three Citrus Fruits (Family App)
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The Venetians were clever glassmakers. They could make bowls, goblets, and decorative objects such as these citrus fruits, which were meant to be suspended as ornaments.

Beaded Basket (Family App)
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Beadwork like this was popular in 17th-century England. A wire frame was formed and decorated with thousands of seed beads.

Uncut Crown of Glass (Family App)
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One traditional way of making flat glass was to open a bubble of molten glass as if to make a bowl. Using centrifugal force, the glassblower would spin the heated bowl and it would open into a flat disk.

Side Arm Press (Family App)
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The mass production of glass began in the 1820s, when the side-arm press was introduced. Using a press and a mold, two men could make about 100 glasses in an hour. Gift of Debra Ortello in loving memory of her husband, Vincent Ortello.

Trick Goblet (Family App)
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When you try to fill this glass with liquid, some of the tubes and bulbs remain empty. If you try to drink from the glass, the air in the tubes makes the liquid gush out when you least expect it.

Hilton Innerland (Family App)
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Scottish artist Eric Hilton designed Innerland and master engravers at Steuben Glass translated Hilton's dream into tangible form. Wherever you look, you will find a different inner land.

Musler Cityscape (Family App)
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Artist Jay Musler took a hemisphere of industrially produced Pyrex, cut the rim in the form of an urban skyline (think of the skyscrapers of Manhattan), sandblasted it, and airbrushed it with oil paint.

Steuben 1991 [catalog].
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71416 [New York: Corning, c1990] 96 p.: ill. (some col.); 19 x 25 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Spine title. Includes index. Gift; Corning Inc. 2013; 1000135214 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. For "Price revisions to the

Catalogue of gifts.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Glass Works. 71306 Steuben Glass catalogue of gifts Steuben glass: Spring 1977 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1977] 63 p.: ill. (some col.); 17 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Spring 1977"--P. [64]. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. CMGL c.

Innerland.
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Moore, Robert (Robert E.) 67299 New York: Steuben Glass, c1980. Special commemorative ed. [28] p. (3 folded): ill. (some col.); 28 cm. NK5112.9.S7 "Engravers, Ladislav Havlik, Lubomir Richter, Peter Schelling, and Roger Selander; cutter, Mark Witter l.; drawings by Eric Hilton, photography by

Steuben: Valentine gifts 1992.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. Neiman Marcus. 71406 Valentine gifts 1992 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1992. 32 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Order form and return envelope, laid in. Gift; Corning Inc. 2013; 1000135220 Digitized by Boston Photo

How to take care of your Steuben glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 68913 New York: Steuben Glass, [1969] 21 p.: ill.; 14 cm. Steuben Archive "50, 1-69"--Last p. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben Archive. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. Cleaning it-- Keeping it cool-- Keeping it quiet-- About Steuben

2001 [catalog].
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 65778 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c2000. 172 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 23 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. Index, p. 166-170. Includes order form, business reply envelope, and card introducing "Small Orbit Bowl".

The myth of Adonis / Steuben Glass, Inc.
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Steuben Glass, inc. Pollard, Donald designer Pfohl, Jerry designer 68926 New York: Steuben Glass, Inc., [1966] [8] p.,: ill.; 18 cm. Steuben Archive Cover title. Includes brief biographies of the artists Donald Pollard and Jerry Pfohl. The Myth of Adonis was an edition of one piece completed in

Holiday 1991.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71397 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1991. 33 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. P. 4 of cover lists businesses and locations that sell Steuben glass. "Moravian Star", glass design by Paul Schulze,

James Houston: a retrospective: Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Houghton, Arthur Amory, 1906-1990. 71101 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1987] 23 p.: ill. (some col.); 26 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. Foreword by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., past president of Steuben Glass; preface by James Houston. A copy of this item was

Steuben crystal in private collections.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 1082 New York: Steuben Glass, c1985. [64] p.: ill.; 27 cm. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben Archive. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben Archive. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. Steuben archive. Publications Archives CorningDB

Steuben Glass for men.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 54958 New York: Steuben Glass, 1954. 25 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Steuben Archives Frontis.: The explorers. Other copies exist with Gump's, San Francisco, CA; Hall's, Kansas City, MO; J. B. Hudson Co., Minneapolis, MN; Jaccard's, Clayton, MO; Kaufmann&

Steuben crystal.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 52519 New York: Steuben Glass, inc., c1956. 38 pl., [2] p.: ill.; 26 cm. Cover title. Library bound catalog. Major engraved pieces (plates 20-38). Plates 17-38 include designer name and occasionally the name of the collection owning the piece. The last 2 pages list major

The art of Steuben. Volume II / [designed by Mary Lou Littrell].
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Steuben Glass, inc. 52523 Art of Steuben. Volume 2 New York: Steuben Glass, 1974. [84] p.: chiefly ill.; 26 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. CMGL c. 1 accompanied by memo dated August 2, 1974 regarding advance copies of "The art of Steuben", Volume II; Price list dated Autumn 1974-- Price list

Poetry in crystal: interpretations in crystal of thirty-one new poems by contemporary American poets / by Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. Poetry Society of America. 59401 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1963] 1st ed. 86 p. ill.; 28 cm. Steuben Archive A collaboration with the Poetry Society of America. Biographical sketches of the poets and the artists: p. 77-86. Gift; Rakow; 2012; 1000123945 A copy of this item was

The art of Steuben.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 52520 New York: Steuben Glass, 1972. [91] p.: ill.; 28 cm. NK5112.9.S7 Limited edition booklet. 43 engraved "collector's pieces." Accompanied by price list dated Autumn 1972. List of public and private collections included at end. A copy of this

[Services de table] (Illustrations).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55411 1 unnumbered page, 73 numbered pages: entirely illustrations (some col.); 28 cm Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2406T) Company name is also printed in English on title page as

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