All About Glass

All About Glass

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René Lalique: sculptor in glass.
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Woodward & Lothrop. 80268 Washington: Woodward & Lothrop, [1935] [8] p.: port.; 28 cm. NK5198.L1 Cover title. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Image of portrait included in the exhibition titled Designing for a new century: works on paper by Lalique and his contemporaries, held

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, b. ca. 1650. Neri, Antonio, d. 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 (last

L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette / del R.P. Antonio Neri Fiorentino.
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Neri, Antonio, d. 1614. 78964 Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette In Firenze: Nella Stamperia de'Giunti, 1612. [6], 114, [6] p.; 22 cm. TP856 "Ne quali si scoprono, effetti marauigliosi, & insegnano segreti bellissimi, del vetro nel fuoco & altre cose curiose, all'Illust.mo

Notizbüchel für 1869-1870.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 87383 [1869-1871] [24] p.; 21 cm. R-641 Cover title. Small blue notebook containing business records organized by month. This may be an order book or a listing of orders shipped. Includes orders for glass eyes (Augen) for animals (Thieraugen) and probably for people.

Lalique mascots.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 89500 Lalique mascots: the most beautiful & distinctive form of car decoration London, England: Breves Lalique Galleries, [n.d., 1930-1935?] 1 folded brochure: ill.; 19 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries Car mascots (hood ornaments)

Pâtes de verre.
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92264 Vol. 4-5: Pâte de verre Carnets Pâtes de verre [ca. 1912-1919] 7 notebooks: ill.; 15 cm. TP859.1 Cover title. "Carnet" printed on cover of each notebook; multiplication tables from 2 through 10 printed on back covers. The first five notebooks contain experimental results of making

Lead isotopes in ancient coins / Robert H. Brill and William R. Shields.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R., 1926- Methods of chemical and metallurgical investigation of ancient coinage 1972, pp. [279]-303. 86724 Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1972. p. [279]-303: ill.; 25 cm. QD181.P3 Cover title. "Reprinted from Methods of chemical and metallurgical

Glass: a pocket dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking / compiled by David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901653 96551 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. NK5104 Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p. 6-- 55.1.62, p. 9-- 75.4.113, p. 11-- 2005.2.8, p. 12-- 92.3.15

Secret formulae for making glass: with original drawings.
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Boston Crown Glass Co. Cotter, Edmund Joseph. 97503 Boston, 1811-1812. 58 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP857.12 Title from slipcase. Batch book. Handwritten (in multiple hands), with hand-drawn illustrations. Includes recipes from Mt. Vernon Glass Factory by Edmund Joseph Cotter; from Deerfield Glass Factory,

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke, fellow of the Royal Society.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, printer. Allestry, James, d. 1670, printer. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97628 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society,

Leop. Blaschka 1849 aus Böhmischaicha.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97740 1849. 1 v.: ill.; 18 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 23 Small handwritten notebook, probably the earliest item in the Blaschka archives. Includes notes on Galvannismus, Versilberung (recipes for using gold and silver); drawings, perhaps of glass eyes and, on the same

Correspondenz-Buch III.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97766 Correspondenzbuch III [1876-1877] 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. R-838 Cover title. Drafts of business letters, in German and English. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures: inspiration and creation", held at the Rakow Research Library,

[Sketchbook, beginning with a page of multiple sketches: people, a pendulum clock, and an insect].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95869 [n.d., between 1850-1873?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but includes designs for jewelry (earrings, pins, rings, filigree work), decorative objects (mirror, birdcage, tableware), and 1

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

Adress u. N. Preis Verzeichniss.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97760 Adress-Preis Verzeichniss [1866-1872] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Small blue handwritten notebook containing addresses, prices, sketches, etc. Includes one partial page of sketches labeled "Radularien u. Haeckel". Various informal entries are related to

Junior Scientists at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/teen-programs/junior-scientists Explore the role of a scientist th...

Behind the Glass: Curators and Collecting
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Did you ever wonder about the people who acquire and care for the works in The Corning Museum of Glass? Hear from our dynamic team of curators as they share...

What did you do today at the Corning Museum of Glass?
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No experience is necessary. From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, wit...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Debbie Tarsitano
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates for her class, Encasing Flamework: Designs Under Glass, which will focus o...

Steuben sequece collections.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 101743 Sequence collections Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, 1993. 1 folded brochure (4 panels): col. ill.; (folded) 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. "Introducing the Sequence Collections, a new series of sophisticated

Summer lights.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 104332 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Inc., c2008. 37, [4] p.: col. ill.; 20 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Beacon of Light" by Eric Hilton, 2006 on cover. Order form bound between pages 20 and 21. Gift; Corning Inc.; 2013; 1000134725

Glass of the alchemists: lead crystal-gold ruby, 1650-1750 / Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, with contributions by Colin Brain,... [et al.].
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Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von. Brain, Colin. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901698 103865 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2008. 356 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 33 cm. TP851 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held June 27, 2008-January 4, 2009 at The Corning

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

[Red pocket sized notebook: Frederick Carder, 1903-4].
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Carder, Frederick. 112182 1903-1908. 1 v.: ill.; 14 x 6 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. "Fredk. Carder, Corning, N.Y., U.S.A., 1903-4"--Inside front cover. Some recipes have been updated or added in 1905, 1906 and 1908. Contains 11 leaves of recipes,

[Loose leaf pocket memo book: Frederick Carder, 1926].
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Carder, Frederick. 112159 Frederick Carder, 1926 1926. 1 v.; 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. First page is a key associating numbers from 1 to 96 with various compounds. Other pages are recipes for different glasses. Includes recipes for blue bulbs, dark

[Small black flip-open notebook, mainly on ceramics].
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Carder, Frederick. 112154 1881. 1 v.; 14 x 9 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Notebook opens with the hinge at the head and the cover with the broken elastic on top. Only 11 pages contain writing; the rest are blank. Inside front cover has F. Carder written several

[Blue sketchbook] 1900 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119907 Written inside cover: Fredk. Carder, Ivy Villa, Kingswinford, 1900 1900. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Blue sketchbook, 1900 Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Hinge at the top. Sketches in pencil. Label inside

Notes on glassmaking & other subjects as occured [sic] / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 112178 Notes on glassmaking and other subjects as occurred Archives finding aid title: Dark blue notebook II: notes on glassmaking & other subjects as occurred F. Carder, 1888 1888-1907. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Caption title. Archives. One of the Notebooks of

Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome / David Whitehouse; with contributions by William Gudenrath... [et al.].
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Gudenrath, William. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901674 (pbk.) 087290167X (pbk.) 100857 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2007. 234 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. NK5107.6 Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at the Getty Villa, Malibu, Calif., Oct. 18,

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