All About Glass
All About Glass
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An air-filled void, which may be of almost any shape. Air traps in stems are frequently tearshaped or elongated and spirally twisted. air traps Air lock Diamond air trap Pegging Twist Goblet
The technique of forming an object by inflating a gather or gob of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe. Traditionally and in modern furnace working, the gaffer blows through the tube, slightly inflating the gob, which is then manipulated into the required form by swinging it, rolling it on a
The process of detaching the unwanted portion of the parison from the blowpipe and the intended rim. cracks off cracked off
A by-product of mold blowing, this is the portion of the parison that remains outside the mold. The overblow, or moil, is usually removed by cracking off. over-blow overblows over-blows Moil
The unwanted top of a blown object. When the last stage in the forming process is the removal of the object from the blowpipe, the result is a narrow opening that almost certainly is not what the glassblower desires. After annealing, therefore, the top of the object is removed, usually by cracking
A glassworker’s tool used for decorating objects by pinching the glass while it is hot. pincer
A small bottle (in China) or box (in Europe) for powdered tobacco, or snuff. The habit of inhaling snuff, which spread to Europe from the Americas in the 17th century, was introduced to China in the 18th century. snuff bottles snuff-bottle snuff-bottles snuffbox snuffboxes snuff box snuff boxes
(Italian, “lace glass”) A term loosely applied to various types of vetro a reticello. Vetro a reticello Plate
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Bolas, Bernard D. London: Routledge; New York: Dutton, 1921. TP859 Cage CorningDB Record Number 119808 Description vi, 106 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Notes 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 file on CD
Fowler, James. Archaeologia v. 46 (1880). London: J. B. Nichols and sons, 1879. TP857 Cage CorningDB Record Number 25401 Description 98 p.: col. ill.; 29-31 cm. Notes CMGL c.4: A family copy with notes, letters and clippings. Accompanying the book are a reworked four page MS outline of the contents
Gallé, Emile, 1846-1904. Atelier Emile Gallé. 1880-1902. Gallé drawings and documents Box 2 Gallé drawings group 1-3. ArchivesDR CorningDB Record Number 128598 Description 58 drawings: pencil and ink on tissue paper Notes These drawings, together with BIB 128603 [Gallé drawings group 2,
The Corning Museum of Glass presents Tiffany Treasures: %%Favrile%% Glass from Special Collections, an exhibition featuring blown-glass works by Tiffany Studios, on view at the Museum through October 31, 2010 and Tiffany Treasures: Design Drawings by Alice Gouvy and Lillian Palmié, featuring
René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. Nöel 1933 Verreries de René Lalique Paris: [René Lalique et cie, 1933] Lalique, René, et cie TC CorningDB Record Number 55247 Description  p.: ill.; 19 cm. Notes F-7295T CMGL c. 2 stamped "Fonds Chambon." Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging, April
Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris. Rapport adressé à la Commission d'encouragement par la délégation des peintres verriers Tours: Imp. Mame,  T801 SpecialO CorningDB Record Number 31027 Description 1 v. [various paging, ca. 420 p.], 3 β. plates (1 col.): ill.; 37 cm. Notes
Gallé, Emile, 1846-1904. Atelier Emile Gallé. 1880-1904. Gallé drawings and documents Box 2 ArchivesDR CorningDB Record Number 128617 Description 1 v. ( p.): pencil and ink on paper; 35 x 52 cm. Notes Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. Sent to photography June 2013 for photography
Gallé, Emile, 1846-1904. Atelier Emile Gallé. 1880-1902. Gallé drawings and documents Box 2 Gallé drawings group 1-3. ArchivesDR CorningDB Record Number 128603 Description 30 drawings: pencil and ink on tissue paper Notes These drawings, together with BIB 128598 [Gallé drawings group 1,
Gallé, Emile, 1846-1904. Atelier Emile Gallé. 1880-1902. Gallé drawings and documents Box 2 Gallé drawings group 1-3. ArchivesDR CorningDB Record Number 128605 Description 22 drawings: pencil and ink on tissue paper Notes These drawings, together with BIB 128598 [Gallé drawings group 1,
When I hear music, it translates into color.—Toots Zynsky Toots Zynsky’s distinctive heat-formed filet de verre (glass thread) vessels enjoy a widespread popularity and deserved acclaim for their often extraordinary and always unique explorations in color. Defying categorization, her pieces
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A generic name for glass (e.g., soda-lime glass) with a relatively high coefficient of expansion. The term hard glass (e.g., borosilicate glass) refers to glass with a relatively low coefficient of expansion. soft glasses soft-glass soft-glasses
(German) A drinking glass made in the Spessart region of Germany in the 16th century. Although the term is frequently applied to a tall glass resembling a Stangenglas, there is no proof that the usage is correct. spechters speckter speckters
A tall, narrow vessel for spills. Spills are thin strips of wood, or folded or twisted pieces of paper, used for lighting candles, pipes, etc. spill holders spill-holder Taperstick
A tall, narrow container for spoons. Spoon holders were used at the table from the mid-19th century to World War I. spoon holders spoon-holder Spoon Holder in "Horn of Plenty" or "Comet" Pattern
A first-century A.D. Roman mold-blown drinking vessel decorated with fighting gladiators or a chariot race. sport cups sport-cup sport-cups sports cup sports cups Sports Cup Depicting Gladiators
A vessel with a narrow neck, sometimes with a diaphragm at the bottom, that causes the contents to emerge drop by drop. sprinklers Sprinkler
The generic name for decorative windows made of pieces of colored glass fitted into cames and set in iron frames. Strictly speaking, the term is inaccurate because, in addition to glass colored by staining, glaziers used, and continue to use, glass colored throughout by metallic oxide, glass
(German, “pole glass”) A tall, narrow cylindrical drinking vessel (hence the name “pole glass”), usually with a pedestal foot. stangenglases stangenglass Tall Beaker (Stangenglas)
The narrow part of a goblet or tazza that separates the bowl and the foot. stems Goblet