All About Glass

All About Glass

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Ben tornato a Napoli
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Brill, Robert H. The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter Summer 1984, pp. 1-2 AI12711 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-42 Corning restores damaged Venetian and "façon de Venise" glasses from two Naples museums Also available

A Passion Bottle by Alexandre Soudart
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Since 1977, the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass have included a rather curious object. 1 It is a tall, footed, cylindrical bottle of colorless glass, in which float numerous small lampworked figures suspended from buoyant glass bubbles (Fig. 1). The top of the bottle is sealed, forming a

Aric Snee Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Aric Snee creates three blown glass vases, assisted by George Kennard and Ryan Doolittle. 

The Glastenbury Glass Factory Company
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Presented here is a report of the excavation of the Glastenbury Glass Factory Company site in conjunction with the documentary evidence on the production and operations of this factory. This excavation, prompted by the imminent eradication of the site by the relocation of Connecticut Route 2 the

[Drafts of business letters].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 92263 [1880-1885?] [192] p.; 21 cm. + ca. 80 misc. pages and envelopes laid in. F-15211 Written in a composition notebook in both ink and pencil (the latter is often difficult to read). Not all letters have a complete date, but the earliest is March 13, 1880. This item

La culture artistique en Amérique / S. Bing.
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Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905. 107197 Paris, 1896. 119 p.; 26 cm. N6510 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Book review from an unidentified source laid in. La Farge: p. 38, 79, 84-85, 87, 101-102; Tiffany: p. 79, 85-91, 96, 101-102. CMGL also has an illustrated

A price list of Alford cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co. New York, NY, USA. 115836 Price list 1904 New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1904. [10] p.: ill.; 20 cm. Cut glass: Alford, C.G., & Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-53C) Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

Price list of blanks.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 115883 Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [n.d., 1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Cut glass: Fry, H.C., Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. (F-15986C) Trade catalog. Price list is for catalog of 30 pages. Includes glass blanks for cutting.

[Catalog 1917].
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Westmoreland Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, USA. 110879 Grapeville, Pa.: Westmoreland Specialty Company, [1917] 1 v. (various pagings): ill.; 23 x 30 cm. Westmoreland Specialty Company Trade catalog. Westmoreland Specialty Company compiled their catalogs by using catalog pages from previous

[Loose-leaf notebook of glass recipes].
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Carder, Frederick. 112161 1919-1933. 1 v. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. See BIB 84746. Notebook includes A-Z tabs, although recipes within each letter section are not in alphabetical order. There are only blank pages under F, H, I, J, K, Mc, Q, V, X, Z.

Rough sketch book.
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Carder, Frederick. 119916 [n.d., between 1888-1900?] [11] p.: ill.; 15 x 22 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Rough sketch book Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers. First page is a watercolor of a fishing boat approaching a

A handbook of laboratory glass-blowing / by Bernard D. Bolas, with numerous diagrams in the text by Naomi Bolas.
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Bolas, Bernard D. 119808 London: Routledge; New York: Dutton, 1921. vi, 106 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP859 Also issued online. Purchase; Amazon; 2012; 1000120391 A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the University of California Library. CMGL has a copy of the digital

[Black loose leaf memo book with glass recipes].
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Carder, Frederick. 112159 Frederick Carder, 1926 1926. 1 v.; 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. See BIB 84746. First page is a key associating numbers from 1 to 96 with various compounds. Other pages are recipes for different glasses. Includes

'Tis the season.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 100864 Tis the season Corning, N.Y.: Corning Inc., 2007. 40 p.: col. ill.; 20 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Five penguins featured on cover. Includes ornaments for the holiday season. "Vintage Steuben: now available for purchase is a rare

Oeuvres de René Lalique.
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 117795 Les Verreries de René Lalique Paris: René Lalique et cie, [n.d., 1934-1938?] (Paris: Theo Brugiere) 15 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Lalique, René, et cie Trade catalog. Suggested date provided by previous owner. "The photographs on [sic] this booklet have

Amtlicher Bericht über die allgemeine Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung zu Berlin im Jahre 1844.
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Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1844: Berlin, Germany) 117338 Berlin: K. Reimarus 1845. 5 pts. in 3; 23 cm. T440 1844.E1 This was the largest German exhibition with 3040 exhibitors and was sponsored by the Prussian government. The third volume contains T. 2, Abt. 2, T. 3, and Uebersicht der

Steuben: collections 1992.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. George Watts & Son, Inc. Corning Incorporated. 71403 Collections 1992 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, [1992] 32 p.: col. ill.; 15 x 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "This catalogue features nine Steuben collections from which to select, including the

De l'art de la verrerie: où l'on apprend à faire le verre, le cristal, & l'email, la maniere de faire les perles, les pierres précieuses, la porcelaine, & les miroirs, la méthode de peindre sur le verre... & curiositez, inconuës jusqu'à present / par M. Haudicquer de Blancourt.
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Haudicquer de Blancourt, Jean, approximately 1650- Neri, Antonio, 1576-1614. Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette. 78988 Art de la verrerie Paris: Chez Jean Jombert..., 1697. [14], 602, [5] p., [8] leaves of plates (some folded): ill. (engravings); 17 cm. (12mo) TP856 Signatures: [pi]⁸ A-3D⁸+⁴ 3E⁴

Geschäfts-Anmerkungen.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 61881 Dresden: Blaschka, 1872-1887. 1 v. (ca 188 p.); 28 cm. R-641 Handwritten account book in German. Laid in: misc. handwritten notes, filmed where they were inserted. Possibly a list of customers; e.g. March 1882, Prof. Bridge Birmingham

English & Irish antique glass from the collection of Steuben glass.
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Steuben Glass (Firm) 66034 English and Irish antique glass from the collection of Steuben glass. [New York: Steuben Glass, inc., 1943?] 23 p.: ill.; 18 cm. Steuben Archives Cover title. This differs from: English and Irish antique glass: Steuben collection. A copy of this item was received with the

1882 illustrated catalogue.
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McKee & Brothers, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, manufacturer. 73573 Illustrated catalogue no. 29 30 numbered pages: illustrations; 24 x 30 cm McKee & Brothers Cover title. Includes childs mugs in 3 different sizes (in multiple patterns), pitchers, jugs, spooners, sugars, bowls, "Calendar"

Chinese pavilion / by Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass (Firm) 0911442073 64434 New York: Steuben, 1975. Special commemorative ed. of 1500 copies. 29 p.: ill. (some col.); 33 cm. NK5112.9.S7 Designed by Donald Pollard; engraving design by Alelxander Seidel; engraved by Roland Erlacher; goldwork by Louis Feron. A copy of this item was

[Catalog of perfume and toilet articles].
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California Perfume Company, New York, NY, USA. 60565 New York: California Perfume Company, [1915?] 32 (i.e., 64) p.: col. ill.; 25 x 38 cm. California Perfume Company, New York, NY, USA. Thumb-indexed by page number. Price page opposite illustration page of same page number. Catalog is not dated,

Steuben Glass: spring-summer 1969.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. Corning Glass Works. 71254 Also known as: Special catalog for spring-summer 1969 Spring-summer 1969 Corning, N.Y.: Steuben Glass, 1969. 27, [1] p.: col. ill.; 20 x 23 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. "Spring-Summer 1969"--P. [28]. Accompanied by

Steuben: summer 1992.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71404 Summer 1992 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, [1992] 32 p.: ill. (some col.); 15 x 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. Same as the Collections 1992 catalog (Bib 71403), except for the cover

La parfumerie française à l'exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes.
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67642 [Paris: s.n.], 1925. 60 p.: ill. (some col.), facsims.; 28 cm. TP983 "Présentée par La revue des marques de la parfumerie et de la savonnerie, décembre 1925." Includes a few actual color labels for perfume containers. Published for an exhibition of perfume and perfume bottles by

The art of glass: wherein are shown the wayes to make and colour glass, pastes, enamels, lakes, and other curiosities / written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author [by C. M., i.e. Christopher Merret]. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal Society, meeting at Gresham College.
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Neri, Antonio, 1576-1614. Merret, Christopher, 1614-1695. tr. 72719 Binder's spine title, c. 1: Neri, Of glass Binder's spine title, c. 2 (John Evelyn copy): Merit, On glass London: Printed by A.W. for O. Pulleyn, 1662. [20], 362, [4] p.; 18 cm. TP856 CMGL c. 1 flooded in 1972. Cleaned

Steuben: corporate gift selections.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71414 Corporate gift selections Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1992. 36 p.: ill. (some col.); 29 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Steuben, a part of Corning since 1918"--P. [4] of cover. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January

About Steuben.
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Steuben Glass (Firm) 64245 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1990?] 16 p.: ill.; 19 cm. Steuben- Box 14 (Range 3, Bay C, Shelf 4) Cover title. Steuben has issued various editions of this publication, with differing covers and contents. This cover shows partial views of 3 different styles of vases. There is

Steuben crystal in private collections.
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Steuben Glass (Firm) 71103 New York: Steuben Glass, c1961. [64] p.: chiefly ill.; 27 cm. NK5112.9.S7 A copy of this item was received with the Steuben collection. Also issued online. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January 2014. Steuben collection. Publications Archives CorningDB C6B772F8-5AC5

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