All About Glass

All About Glass

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The Glassmakers of Firozabad and the Glassmakers of Kapadwanj: Two Pilot Video Projects.
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Brill, Robert H. Annales du 15e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre (Corning, New York, 2001). Nottingham, U.K.: AIHV, 2003, pp. 267-268. AI57408 Book Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-103 Also

Some Thoughts on the Famen Temple Glass Finds.
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Brill, Robert H. Fenn, Philip M. Selected Papers from the First International Symposium on the History and Culture of the Famen Temple, [1992], pp. 254-258, ill AI31213 Glasswares in Famen Temple. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-74

Some Glass Beads Excavated on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas
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Brill, Robert H. Hoffman, Charles A Annales du 10e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre Amsterdam, Netherlands: AIHV, 1987, pp. 373-398, ill. AI20788 Additional info: Madrid-Segovie, Sept. 23-28, 1985 Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H.

Thoughts on the Glass of Central Asia with Analyses of Some Glasses from Afghanistan
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Brill, Robert H. Proceedings of the XVth International Congress on Glass, Archaeometry Moscow: Rotoprint VNIIZSM, 1989, pp. 19-24 AI23465 Additional info: Leningrad, July 2-7, 1989, O. V. Mazurin, ed Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB DE3B719B-9D43-4CE0

An Examination of Some Egyptian Glass Objects
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Brill, Robert H. Barnes, I. Lynus The Egyptian Mining Temple at Timna. Researches in the Arabah 1959-1984. Vol. 1 London: Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1988, pp. 217-223 AI21956 Additional info: Beno Rothenberg, ed Also available

Scientific Investigations of Some Glasses from Sedeinga
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Brill, Robert H. Journal of Glass Studies v. 33, 1991, pp. 11-28 AI27392 ill. Digital version linked to "All About Glass" section on CMoG website. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-66 Two 3rd-c. A.D. footed flutes found in

A Red Opaque Glass from Sardis and Some Thoughts on Red Opaques in General
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Brill, Robert H. Cahill, Nicholas D Journal of Glass Studies v. 30, 1988, pp. 16-27 AI20674 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-55 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB 493FFF4A-92CD-4EC5-902C

Glass Finds on Bahamian Island Open Up New World of Thought about Site of Columbus's Landfall
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Brill, Robert H. The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter Autumn 1988, pp. 1-2 AI20673 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-56 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in

Laboratory Studies of Some Glasses from Vergina
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Brill, Robert H. Journal of Glass Studies v. 36, 1994, pp. 11-23 AI33904 ill. Digital version linked to "All about glass" section on CMoG website. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-78 Analyses of five colorless samples from a tomb

2 Asian Glass Scholars Meet for the First Time in Corning
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The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter Spring 1989, pp. 3-4 AI23477 ill. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file. Digitized by Backstage Library Works. CitationDB 6DD0C90A-243F

The Chemical Composition of a Faience Bead from China
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Brill, Robert H. Tong, Stephen Shap Chow Zhang Fukang Journal of Glass Studies v. 31, 1989, pp. 11-15 AI23349 ill. Digital version linked to "All About Glass" section on CMoG website. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-64 Also

Some Thoughts on the Origin of the Chinese Word, 'Boli.'
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Brill, Robert H. Glass and Enamel, v. 18, no. 5, 1990, pp. 61-64 AI26948 Additional info: Shanghai Facsimile copy (i.e., Xerox) Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. In Chinese. CitationDB 6C4EFDAB-9C2E-468C-B02F-D8B229D84D93.pdf Glass East Asia CMG Call Number:  No

Kenchreai Panels Revisited.
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The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter, Summer 1996, pp. [1-2], ill. AI37939 Conservation of the 4th-c. A.D. glass mosaic panels. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file.

Chemical Analyses of Some Glasses from Sumatra
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McKinnon, E. Edwards Brill, Robert H Archaeometry of Glass, Proceedings of the Archaeometry Session of the XIV International Congress on Glass Calcutta: Indian Ceramic Society, 1987, section 2, pp. 1-14 AI21521 Additional info: New Delhi, March 2-6, 1986, H. C. Bhardwaj, ed Also available online in

Scientific Investigations of Ancient Asian Glass
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Brill, Robert H. UNESCO Maritime Route of Silk Roads. Report, Nara Symposium '91 Nara, Japan: The Nara International Foundation, 1993, pp. 70-79 AI31384 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB 9C6E6E51-2D0A-402E-A87C-EC3FFF74BB1E.pdf Glass

The Thomas Panel
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Brill, Robert H. Whitehouse, David Journal of Glass Studies v. 30, 1988, pp. 34-50 AI20675 ill. Digital version linked to "All About Glass" section on CMoG website. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-54 Late Roman opus sectile wall

Chemical Analyses of Some Ancient Glasses from Korea
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Lee, In-Sook Brill, Robert H. Fenn, Philip M. Annales du 12e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre Amsterdam: A.I.H.V., 1993, pp. 163-175 AI34305 Additional info: Vienna, Aug. 26-31, 1991 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text.

Laboratory Studies of Some European Artifacts Excavated on San Salvador Island
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Brill, Robert H. others Columbus and his World: Proceedings of the First San Salvador Conference, pp. 247-292. AI19047 Additional info: held at The College Center of the Finger Lakes, Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 1986. Donald T. Gerace, comp Reference list

A 'Weeping' Glass Bowl at the Ashmolean Museum
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Newton, Roy Brill, Robert H Journal of Glass Studies v. 27, 1985, pp. 93-96 AI15256 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-46 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008

Lead Isotope Studies of Some of the Finds from the Serçe Liman Shipwreck
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Barnes, I. L. Brill, R. H. Deal, E. C. and Piercy, G. V Proceedings of the 24th International Archaeometry Symposium Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986, pp. 1-12 AI18385 ill. Additional info: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, May 14-18, 1984, Jacqueline S. Olin and M. James

The Use of Silanes in Glass Conservation
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Errett, Raymond F. Lynn, Merrill. Brill, Robert H. Adhesives and Consolidants: Preprints of the Contributions to the Paris Congress, 1984 London: International for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1984, pp. 185-190 AI15099 Additional info: N.S. Brommelle, Elizabeth M. Pye, and Perry

Conservation Problems of 'Zwischengoldglas'. Part I: Laboratory Examinations and Possible Treatments
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Brill, Robert H. others Journal of Glass Studies v. 22, 1980, pp. 12-35 AI9442 ill. Reference list B: Conservation, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, B-7 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text

Lead Isotopes in Some Japanese and Chinese Glasses
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Brill, Robert H. others Ars Orientalis v. 11, 1979, pp. 87-109 AI9443 ill. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB A49A6588-D4C7-481C-974C-6598A1666408.pdf Glass

The Kenchreai opus sectile Glass Panels Revisited: A Comparison and Assessment of Previous Treatments.
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Koob, S. P. Brill, R. H. Thimme, D. Archaeological Conservation and Its Consequences, London: The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1996, pp. 105-110, ill. AI1407 Additional info: Preprints of the Contributions to the Copenhagen Congress, Aug. 26-30, 1996.

Using a Pi Divider
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Glassmakers use a tool called a pi divider for cane pick-ups and roll-ups. One end of the tool is the measurement of the circumference of a circle, and the other end is the measurement of the diameter. The length of the cane is equal to the circumference of the circle, which is divided by π to

The Story of Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka
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The Botanical Wonders exhibition celebrates the singular triumph of glassmakers Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1939) and offers close-ups of the people and the craft process behind the Glass Flowers. David Whitehouse narrates. "Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard

Make Your Own Glass Ornament
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Try glassblowing at The Corning Museum of Glass (any age if accompanied by an adult).

Mark Matthews Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Mark Matthews demonstrates for his class, Graphic and Color Systems in Glass, which focused on freehand use of colored rods, powders, frits, and techniques such as color overlaying and cane making, to create combinations of graphic patterns and experiment with integrated color schemes.

Quatrefoil Goblet
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In this video, a crimp-edge molding tool sandwiches the glass between a solid form on the inside and metal jaws on the outside to create a quatrefoil shape. This technique would be the last step in the making of a quatrefoil goblet. See 360˚ photography and learn more about this object in The

Enameled Goblet
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This goblet is made using mezza-stampatura, also known as mezza-forma (Italian, “half mold”). With this technique, vertical ribs are made on the lower part of a blown object by inflating the bottom half of the parison into a dip mold. The goblet shown in this video is decorated with gilding and

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