All About Glass
All About Glass
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Andrew Erdos' work is pop, sarcastic, and humorous, with a hint of social commentary. He says, "I like taking objects that we are comfortable with—like a hum...
Joanna Manousis holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a B.F.A. in Glass from The University of Wolverhampton, England. She has worked,...
Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. China and cut glass, catalog no. 17 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1907-1908] Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-9360C) Catalog; no. 17 MicroTC CorningDB Record Number 52921 Find This in the Library Location: Microform / Trade Catalogs
Brill, Robert H. Annales du 5e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, Liège: Edition du Secrétariat Général, 1972, pp. 329-335, ill. CitationDB Record Number AI79229 Find This in the Library Call Number: No call number available Holdings Note: NK 5100.A84
A.L. Blackmer (Firm), New Bedford, MA, USA. Rich cut glass New Bedford, Mass.: A. L. Blackmer Co., Ltd., [1908?] Cut glass: A.L. Blackmer (Firm), New Bedford, MA, USA. TCO CorningDB Record Number 78377 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Trade Catalogs (Oversized) Call Number: Cut
Artist John Miller creates his super-sized "Blue-Plate Specials" in glass at the Hot Glass Show during 2300°: Americana. Watch as he turns some American clas...
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
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
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
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
Among the objects from the collection of Ray Winfield Smith that are in The Corning Museum of Glass, one relief-cut fragment has provoked widely divergent views about its identity. 1 The object (Fig. 1), which Smith acquired in Cairo, may be described as follows: Fragment with eagle [55.1.148].
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,
In 1927, Gustavus Eisen published a group of "gold glasses" that he attributed to the period between the late third and sixth centuries A.D. 1 These objects, however, have long been recognized as forgeries. Examples were offered to the British Museum in 1909, but they failed to impress O.
The "Vase des Saisons" is the name given by Jean de Foville to a cameo glass bottle in the Cabinet des Medailles et Antiques of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. (Figs. A, B, C "Alabastron en verre camée" (Camée.623)). The object may be described as follows: H. (as restored) 16
Dichroic (two-colored) glass is so called because it appears to be one color in reflected light and another color when light shines through it. Only a handful of Roman dichroic glass objects are known to exist. The most famous of these is the Lycurgus Cup, which is opaque green in reflected light
The Corning Ewer (Figs. 1-5) is the finest known example of Islamic cameo glass. Shown in London in the 1976 exhibition "The Arts of Islam” 1 the ewer was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1985. 2 This article describes the object and compares it with other Islamic cameo glasses, with
Corning Museum of Glass. Martin, John H., 1922-2007. Edwards, Charleen K., 1927- Fischer, David J. Corning, N.Y.: The Museum, c1977. GB1227.S7 Stacks CorningDB Record Number 0872900630 28535 Description 60, xi p.: ill.; 28 cm. Notes This book is available electronically on the Corning Museum of
In his monumental study of documents from the Cairo Genizah, the late S.D. Goitein drew attention to a letter requesting, among other items, "a wickerwork basket with red glasses from Beirut, and if they cannot be had, white glasses." 1 The letter, which is written in Arabic but with
In A.D. 301, Emperor Diocletian attempted to halt a rapid rise in prices by issuing his Edictum de pretiis (Edict on prices), which established maximum prices and wages throughout the Roman Empire. Copies of the edict were inscribed in Latin or Greek on marble panels and posted in prominent places.
The artwork of Andrew Erdos, the Museum’s 2013 Rakow Commission artist, is pop, sarcastic, and humorous, with a hint of social commentary. His over-the-top installations create a situation of sensory overload, which he sees as a reflection of everyday life in urban culture, especially the culture
The beaker (Figs. 1 and 2), in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, may be described as follows: Cone beaker [85.1.4] Anglo-Saxon Probably seventh century H. 17.6 cm, D. (rim) 8.5 cm. Transparent yellowish-amber glass with many bubbles. Rim outsplayed, turned inward and downward; body
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...
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...
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...
Franks, Augustus Wollaston, 1826-1897. South Kensington Museum. Catalogue of the special exhibition of works of art of the mediæval, renaissance, and more recent periods on loan at the South Kensington Museum, June 1862, pp. 376-394. Section 20. Glass London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William
Franks, Augustus Wollaston, 1826-1897. Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913. South Kensington Museum. Catalogue of the special exhibition of works of art of the mediæval, renaissance, and more recent periods, on loan at the South Kensington Museum, June 1862, revised ed., 1863, pp. 381
Carder, Frederick. Archives finding aid title: Notebook: C 1909 1909-1915. R-1058 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112163 Find This in the Library Location: Microforms Call Number: R-1058 Location: Secured Stacks- Archives (Non-Active) Call Number: Carder Notebooks Box 2, C 1909 [notebook]
Carder, Frederick. Archives finding aid title: Flip open notebook:1902 travel diary 1902. R-1058 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112164 Description 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 17 x 11 cm. Notes Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Fragile materials. Use the digital or microform copies of
Carder, Frederick. Archives finding aid title: Large loose leaf notebook: Frederick Carder, 1912 [1912-1919] R-1059 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112160 Description 1 v.; 21 x 16 cm. Notes Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Fragile materials. Use the digital or microform copies
Carder, Frederick. [n.d., between 1880-1930] R-1058 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112157 Description 1 v.; 10 x 17 cm. Notes Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Fragile materials. Use the digital or microform copies of the notebooks. Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick